COVID-19: Kuwait records 900 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours
Kuwait on Saturday, confirmed 900 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 24 hours, taking to 20,464 its infection tally, the Health Ministry said.
The Health Ministry also reported 10 more deaths from COVID-19, taking to 148 the total such fatalities in Kuwait.
#Kuwait Ministry of Health announced today, Wednesday, that 232 cases recovered from of those infected with coronavirus (Covid 19), bringing the number of cases that recovered 5,747 cases.
The laboratory and radiology tests and tests have proven that these cases have recovered from the virus.
Kuwait Police stated that on Friday, 22nd May. 6 people violated the curfew law. From these all were Kuwaiti nationals. From Farwaniya 1, Hawally 2, Capital 1, and Ahmadi 2 violated the curfew law.
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.