KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received on Friday a telephone call from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, exploring the good bilateral relations, issues of common concern and latest regional developments.
Driver’s license validity
KUWAIT: A special edition of Kuwait Al-Youm was released on Thursday containing amendments to the traffic law, based on which driver’s licenses will be issued to Kuwaitis and GCC nationals valid for 15 years, to expatriates valid for 3 years, and to bedoons valid according to the validity of their ID cards.
KUWAIT: All licensed pharmacies in Kuwait delivering medicine are allowed to continue their services 24 hours a day. This decision was made with the approval of the Health Ministry, reads a statement released by the ministry on Friday. Special permits are given for such service, which continues throughout the day and night, it affirmed.
KUWAIT: The Health Ministry opened the door for doctors and nurses working in private sector to volunteer for three days starting today, to contribute to government’s efforts to confront the spread of coronavirus. Doctors can apply at the office of Assistant Undersecretary for Technical Affairs, while the nurses can apply at the office of the Assistant Undersecretary for medical services. Every volunteer should provide a copy of practicing license, the civil ID and a letter of approval of the company he or she works in, said the ministry.
Injured man rescued
KUWAIT: Salmiya Sea Fire Station men rescued a citizen with a broken foot from Failaka island after giving him first aid. The man was transferred to hospital for treatment.
KUWAIT: Public Authority for Roads and Transportation Director General Suha Ashkanani, Director of Expressways Department Mahmoud Ramadan and other officials inspected roadwork related to project number 5T223, as preparations are ongoing for a bridge’s partial opening today in coordination with the Interior Ministry’s Traffic Department.