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Workers test positive

KUWAIT: The National Assembly announced that a photographer working there has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Medical team will be testing people who were in contact with, it confirmed. Meanwhile, Shamia Co-op Society announced it was closing yesterday after one of the volunteers working there tested positive.

Shopping at co-ops
KUWAIT: The timing to make a reservation to shop at co-operative societies through the ministry’s website has changed to be from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am. Meanwhile, the ministry announced the increase of surgical face masks’ price from 100 fils to 150 fils per piece, due the high global demand.

Country of origin
KUWAIT: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry issued a circular for importers of commodities asking them to mention the country of origin clearly on imported commodities. The new directive is based on the Cabinet Decree 27 (2015) relating to consumer protection. It obliges the importers to cite the country of origin, instead of just the continent of that country; otherwise, they could face a legal action.

Fast-breakers’ punishment
KUWAIT: The Ministry of Interior announced that fast-breaking in public during Ramadan is an offence punishable by a maximum of one month in prison, a fine of 100 dinars or both. Meanwhile, the ministry announced that police arrested ten curfew violators on Friday, including four in Hawally, four in Farwaniya, and two in Jahra Governorates. Six Kuwaitis and four expats were arrested.

‘Kuwait Mobile ID’
KUWAIT: ‘Kuwait Mobile ID’ app will soon allow its holders to travel without the need of carrying the physical civil id, the Public Authority for Civil Information announced, adding that coordination is ongoing in that regard with relevant authorities inside and outside Kuwait.

EU flights
KUWAIT: Jazeera Airways announced three outbound flights to London for UK and EU nationals on April 27, 28, 29. The ticket will cost KD 200. People with valid tickets are allowed to drive to the airport during curfew hours. Also, Kuwait Airways operated a special flight to Amsterdam yesterday for EU nationals and residents. As for Qatar Airways, two daily flights from Kuwait to selected destinations via Doha will leave Kuwait till May 30, 2020.

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