COVID-19: Kuwait coronavirus cases top 21,000
Kuwait on Saturday, confirmed 838 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 24 hours, taking to 21,302 its infection tally, the Health Ministry said.
The Health Ministry also reported 8 more deaths from COVID-19, taking to 156 the total such fatalities in Kuwait.
838 cases included (134 cases of Kuwaiti citizens), (260 cases of Indian nationals), (125 cases of Egyptian nationals), (86 cases of residents of Bangladeshi nationality)
Kuwait Ministry of Interior stated that on Saturday, 23rd May. 8 people violated the curfew law. From these 4 were Kuwaiti’s and 4 were expats.
#Kuwait Ministry of Health announced today, Wednesday, that 370 cases recovered from of those infected with coronavirus (Covid 19), bringing the number of cases that recovered 6,117 cases.
The laboratory and radiology tests and tests have proven that these cases have recovered from the virus.
Meanwhile, Cooperative Societies announced that the supermarkets will be closed on the first day of Eid Al-Fitr, their working hours from the second day of Eid will be from 8:00 am until 12:00 midnight.
Tax on Expats remittances returned to the limelight again as Kuwaiti ministers called the parliamentary committee to include this in the agenda.
Kuwait’s Ministry of Social Affairs denied media reports on what was reported by some news media outlets on Wednesday as “untrue” that the Kuwait Ministry planned to scrap the sponsorship (Kafeel) system.
Migrant workers transfer about 4.2 billion dinars annually from Kuwait, he added, citing figures from Kuwait’s Central Bank. Imposing tax on this transfers will have a role in improving state revenues and diversifying sources of income, he said.
Expats draw about 70 percent of the entire population of Kuwait as of the close of June 2018, i.e. a population of 4.7 million people.
Kuwait has imposed a total curfew in the country till May 30 to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. During the total curfew everyone is permitted to walk in their own residential area without the use of an vehicle from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.
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Kuwait said that there will be a gradual opening keeping in view of precautionary measures after the period of a total lockdown.