75 Flights To Bring Stranded Kuwaitis, 600 Doctors Ready

Kuwait Cabinet approves repatriation plan

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75 Flights To Bring Stranded Kuwaitis, 600 Doctors Ready

75 Flights To Bring Stranded Kuwaitis, 600 Doctors Ready

Kuwait’s National Airlines Kuwait Airways and the private Al-Jazeera Airways will operate 75 flights to sixteen airports worldwide to evacuate stranded nationals.

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) spokesman Saad Al-Otaibi said the flights, which will start on Sunday, make up the first phase of a five-phase plan to repatriate nationals from abraod after the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19.)

He pointed out from first stage till last 3 days, flights includes to Riyadh, Dammam, Jeddah, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Doha, Muscat, Cairo, Alexandria, Amman, London, Istanbul, Ankara, Geneva and Paris.

On Monday, the Kuwaiti cabinet adopted a phased process to bring back Kuwaiti citizens abroad.

More than 40,000 overseas Kuwaiti citizens are willing to return home following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in almost all world countries. 

Meanwhile, 600 doctors of various specializations have been intensively trained to conduct coronavirus swab tests for Kuwaiti citizens who are expected to return home soon, said  Fahad Al-Qamlas, Head of Ministry of Health.

He reassured that the trained medical teams are now well-trained to deal with the emergency matter in a professional mode.

Meanwhile, A team of 15 Indian doctors and health care professionals in Kuwait to support Kuwaiti government’s fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.

Kuwaiti Ministry of Health on Thursday reported 119 new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of infections to 1,524.