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MoI : way for online renewal of domestic workers Article 20



The Ministry of Interior has opened the way for citizens to renew domestic workers Article 20. According to a note by the Director of Public Relations Department, Brigadier-General Tawheed Al-Kandari, the citizen can enter the website of the Ministry of the Interior and click on the link: for health insurance then link to renew the residency of domestic workers then link aspx civil ID renewal.


Indian PM announces complete lockdown for three weeks starting Tuesday midnight



Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced complete lockdown across the country for three weeks starting midnight in order to stave off the menace of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).He also emphasised the importance of social distancing in tackling the menace of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). “Social distancing is the only option to stay safe and to stop the coronavirus- stay at a distance from each other and stay inside your houses, he said in his second address to the nation.

His second address comes as India has witnessed a spurt in the number of COVID-19 cases in the past few days. As per the latest briefing by the Health Ministry, the total number of cases has crossed 500, including 39 who have recovered and nine deaths.The government has extended the shutdown to domestic commercial aviation, stopping all flights from Tuesday midnight till March 31 with an aim to arrest the spread of the virus. About 30 states and Union territories have now announced a complete lockdown in 548 districts, while in 58 districts of three states, the curbs are partial. 


Japan and the International Olympic Committee decided to postpone the Summer Games of 2020 by one year



Hosts Japan and the International Olympic Committee decided on Monday to postpone the Summer Games of 2020 by one year in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Tokyo Olympics are now postponed to 2021 summers.

IOC President Thomas Bach had insisted that there shall be no delay in the biggest sporting event in the world. But Japan’s Prime Minister’s official Twitter handle posted, “After his telephone talks with IOC President Bach, PM Abe spoke to the press and explained that the two have agreed that the Tokyo Olympic Games would not be cancelled, and the games will be held by the summer of 2021.”

A statement released by IOC said, “In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the WHO today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community.

The announcement is yet to be officially made. Olympics was the last imminent major sporting event left standing as most of the sporting world went into lockdown.


Banks to postpone loan installment and credit card payments without interest



Kuwait banks have decided to postpone loan installments of Kuwaiti citizens and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) for a period of six months and freezing of the interest payment during that time, Al Rai reported todayThe decision also includes delaying the credit card installments for all bank customers from citizens for a period of 6 months, with the cancellation of interest and profits resulting from this delay and any other fees.


MoH : 2 new coronavirus cases confirmed; total stands at 191



Kuwait confirms two new coronavirus cases during the past 24 hours, said the Health Ministry yesterday. During a press conference, the ministry’s spokesman Dr Abdullah Al-Sanad said that the two cases are related to a Philipino and an Indian resident who were in contact with patients arrived from the UK, bringing the number of infections in the country to 191 cases.

The Spokesman revealed that out of the 191 cases, 39 of them have recovered and 152 are still receiving treatment. He indicated that there are five cases still in the ICU. Some 708 individuals had finished the quarantine period, he affirmed. The Ministry of Health urged the citizens and residents to abide by all the decisions and recommendations issued by authorities.-K.T.


Minister of Public Works instructs to use the partial curfew to repair and maintenance of damaged roads



The Minister of Public Works and the Minister of State for Housing Affairs, Dr. Rana Al-Faris, instructed the leaders of the Ministry and the General Authority for Roads and Land Transport to speed up the completion of repair and maintenance of damaged roads in the country.Dr. Al-Fares said  that officials were instructed to take advantage of the partial ban imposed by the cabinet throughout the country to face the repercussions of the new Corona virus (COFED-19) in the implementation of asphalt layer brushes on the road network

His Highness, the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled during his presidency of the extraordinary cabinet meeting called on the Minister of Public Works to complete the road repair process.Dr. Al-Faris met yesterday with the leaders of the Ministry of Public Works in order to follow up on the emergency plan, maintenance and ongoing projects to ensure the emergency work continues without interruption.


Bangladesh and Sri Lanka also refuse to receive their nationals



Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have joined India and the Philippines by refusing to receive their nationals to be deported from Kuwait. A security source told Al-Rai newspaper that the Department of Sentencing in the Ministry of Interior has prepared all the deportees by examining them medically and making sure that they are free of the Coronavirus, and has also implemented fingerprinting and ticket reservations for all deportees of Indian, Filipino, Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi nationals.

Even though all these measures have been completed their countries have refused receiving them justifying the absence of a “PCR” certificate from Kuwait confirming their safety, which has created an obstacle for the Ministry of Interior for their travel.Kuwait is awaiting those countries to open their airspace as all deportation procedures have been completed, so that they can be deported.

The source concluded that the concerned authorities have been working with the embassies of the expatriates to be deported but did not receive any favourable response from them yet and they were coordinating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to coordinate with the respective governments so that the matter is resolved.

Kuwait is trying to reduce the number of inmates so as to relieve the pressure in its jails and is fast tracking the process so as to prevent any chances of coronavirus spread in the country.


9 expatriates arrested in Farwaniyah for violating the partial curfew and referred for deportation



Kuwait Ministry of Interior said that nine expatriates were arrested in Farwaniyah area on Monday evening for violating the partial curfew.The detainees were referred to the extradition department to complete the procedures of their deportation, the Ministry’s Public Relations and Security Media Department said in a statement posted to its website.

The security services tolerate no breach of the rules of the partial nationwide curfew, it stressed. On Sunday, the Kuwaiti government imposed an indefinite curfew from 5:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. as part of the efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).


Girl born in Gorakhpur on Sunday has been named Corona by her uncle



A girl born in Gorakhpur on Sunday - the day of 'Janata Curfew - has been named Corona by her uncle.The uncle, Nitesh Tripathi, said that he decided to name the baby after the deadly virus because Corona has unified the world on this issue.The baby, born in Sohgaura village, has already become the talk of the town.

Tripathi said that he had taken permission from the new born's mother, Ragini Tripathi, before naming the baby."The virus is no doubt dangerous and it has killed so many people in the world, but it has also inculcated many good habits in us and brought the world closer. This baby will be the symbol of people's unity to fight the evil," he said.


Municipality clarifies activities to be allowed to operate outside curfew period



Kuwait Municipality Director Ahmad Al-Manfouhi issued a decision on the activities to be allowed to operate between 5:00 am and 4:00 pm, outside of the curfew period taken as precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The first article stipulates that all stores, shopping malls and supermarkets would be closed for customers and only use online shopping, with the exemption of the following:

1- Various types of foodstuff and supplies stores an markets.
2- Laundromats.
3- Various type of repair shops.
4- Automobile repair, maintenance and spare parts.
5- Money exchangers.
6- Pharmacies.
7- Various types of restaurants.
8- Optical shops.
9- Administrative offices.
10- Cooking gas branches.
11- Co-ops’ family needs branches.
12- Feed shops.

The second article of the decision determined the industrial and craft activities, which are licensed by the Public Authority for Industry (PAI), allowed to open as follows:

1- Food.
2- Petrochemicals.
3- Gases.
4- Plastic.
5- Cardboard and paper.

Other activities will be allowed after obtaining PAI approval. The decision set the working hours for the activities in articles 1 and 2 from 5:00 am to 4:00 pm. The curfew starts from 5:00 pm to 4:00 am every day until further notice.-K.T.


MoH : Hospital visiting hours will be from 1 to 3 pm



Ministry of Health (MOH) Undersecretary Dr Mustafa Redha adjusted hospital visiting hours to cope with the current circumstances and the precautionary measures followed to limit the spread of COVID-19. According to the decision Redha issued, hospital visiting hours will be from 1 to 3 pm according to the same related regulations in order to ensure patients’ safety and cope with the current health situation.-K.T.


Embassy of India Kuwait is at your service

Embassy of India Kuwait is at your service to address your concerns and queries.


For all queries related to covid-19. You may write to us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact us directly at + 965 –  2257 1193 . You are also advised to keep track of Embassy’s website ( and social media accounts (Twitter: @indembkwt.Facebook: @indianembassykuwait) for official updates on this subject.



MOI: permit to roam during the period of the partial curfew requires security checks



The Ministry of Interior confirmed that any person whose nature of his work requires touring during the period of the partial ban can apply through the website of the Ministry of the Interior, provided that registration is not conclusive in the matter of obtaining permission but rather requires security checks.

Given the circumstances in which the country is under the imposition of a partial curfew, the Ministry of Interior announces the start of a service requesting a permit to roam during the period of the partial curfew, through the official website of the Ministry of the Interior, according to the nature of its work around the clock, which has a role in continuing to provide key services and resources In the country, note that approval is subject to the audit procedures at the Ministry of Interior.

To learn about registration and receiving procedures, please visit the official website of the Ministry of Interior


Working hours of Indian Embassy revised on account of the partial curfew



Embassy of India in Kuwait informs the Indian Community in Kuwait that the official working hours of the Embassy have been revised on account of the partial curfew measures being implemented by the State of Kuwait.

The revised working hours, which will be effective from 23 March 2020 until further notice, are: from 0800 hours to 1500 hours, i.e., from 08:00 A.M. to 03:00 P.M.Further, the schedule of operations of the CKGS centers (for normal and emergency passport and visa related services) has been revised with effect from 23 March 2020.

The revised schedule for the period 23 March to 11 April 2020will be as follows:



Philippines and India refuse to receive 340 deportees from Kuwait without health certificate



Kuwait security sources revealed that the Ministry of the Interior stopped completing the procedures for deporting 340 Filipino and Indian nationals caught for violations from the deportation centre after the two countries refused to receive the deportees and insisted on a health certificate for each person proving that they were free of the new Coronavirus.

The ministry was in the process of completing all legal procedures to proceed with the deportation of Indian and Philippine nationals but had to stop when the embassies insisted on the certificate prior to their travel.The sources that three flights were supposed to transport the violators, two of them to India and the third to the Philippine capital, Manila, but the flights were canceled.

Continued coordination is taking place between the Ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs with the embassies of the two countries, with a view to finding quick solution.


HH Amir will chair key cabinet meeting today



Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah will chair a key meeting for the cabinet Monday and a number of important decisions are expected, national assembly speaker Marzouk Al-Ghanem said.The speaker said he was invited to take part in the meeting to be held in the morning. Cabinet meetings that are chaired by the Amir and in which the assembly speaker takes part, are normally very important and take sensitive decisions.

Ghanem, however, did not reveal the type of the decisions or on which issues, but the meeting comes one day after the cabinet imposed a partial 11-hour curfew from 5 pm to 4 am  in a bid to contain gatherings.-K.T.


Sirens in Arabic and English to announce start of partial curfew



The Ministry of Interior announced that it would alert residents to the partial curfew in the country through special loudspeakers (alarm system) at the General Administration of Civil Defense. The sirens will sound at exactly (5 pm) in Arabic and English at the start of the curfew, which has been announced from five in the evening until four the next morning.


With 12 new cases total number of people infected increased to 188



The Ministry of Health announced that 12 new cases of Coronavirus were registered in the country, bringing the number of people infected to 188. As for the cases that receive medical care in intensive care, they numbered 5 cases, two are stable and three are critical.

As for the quarantine centers, the total number of those who ended the quarantine period reached 593 people after completing the specified period for that and undertaking all preventive measures and ensuring that all laboratory samples are free of the virus.

The Ministry of Health renews the call to the esteemed citizens and residents to abide by all the decisions and recommendations issued by the official authorities in the state and the recommendations of the World Health Organization and to adopt a social divergence strategy to reduce the chances of infection and the spread of infection among contacts and contain and eliminate the spread of Coronavirus.


Tamil movie Actor, Director, Writer Visu passed Away at the Age of 74



Popular actor, director, writer Visu (74) passes away due to age related health issues (kidney failure) at around 5:30pm today 22nd March, 2020.He is known for his family based movies Samsaram Adhu Minsaram and Penmani Aval Kanmani. He is unwell for some time. 

Visu was noted director and writer in the tamil film industry. He has made a mark in the small and silven screen. He is also a popular face in the talk show arena of Tamil entertainment industry.

Visu’s debut in cinema was by assisting legendary Tamil director K. Balachander. Visu’s debut movie was a Tamil film titled ‘Kudumbam Oru Kadambam’ which released in the year 1981.

Visu is survived by his wife Uma and his three daughters named Sangeetha, Kalpana, and Lavanya.


75 districts in India will go under lock down



As the number of coronavirus cases rose to 370 on Sunday, the Prime Minister’s Office advised State Governments to issue appropriate orders to allow only essential services to operate in the 75 districts which have reported confirmed cases or casualties relating to COVID-19. The State Governments may expand the list depending on their assessment of the situation.From Tamilnadu , Chennai,Kancheepuram and Erode districts are in the list of lockdown.


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