600 domestic workers per day to arrive in Kuwait

The Ministry of Finance will continue to bear the costs and services of those in quarantine

  
An aerial view shows Kuwait City and the National Assembly Building (Kuwait Parliament), after the country entered virtual lockdown, as a preventive measure against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Kuwait City, Kuwait, March 20, 2020. Picture taken March 20, 2020.

An aerial view shows Kuwait City and the National Assembly Building (Kuwait Parliament), after the country entered virtual lockdown, as a preventive measure against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Kuwait City, Kuwait, March 20, 2020. Picture taken March 20, 2020.

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KUWAIT CITY: The Council of Ministers issued a decision for return of domestic workers from Monday 7th Dec with the cost for institutional quarantine set at KD 270 per person without air ticket. Around 80,000 domestic workers have valid residence and are outside Kuwait. Per day 600 will be received.

The Civil Aviation spokesman Saad Al-Otaibi stated that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has completed all its preparations to receive domestic workers adhering to all health requirements, after a gap of 10 months due to the Corona pandemic, reports Al Rai. He stated that the administration will launch a website to register the requests of sponsors who wish their domestic workers to return to Kuwait, currently daily arrivals will be 600.

The Cabinet instructed the General Investment Authority to take the necessary measures towards enabling the Ministry of Health to use the halls of the exhibition grounds during the period of the Corona outbreak for free.

The Ministry of Finance will continue to bear the costs and services of those in quarantine with necessary meals for the staff, patients who are quarantined with appropriate in coordination with the Ministry of Health.

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