Kuwait raises security alert level at oil and commercial ports

Above, the Shuaiba oil refinery south of Kuwait City in this April 16, 2016 file photo. (AFP)
Updated 20 September 2019

Kuwait raises security alert level at oil and commercial ports

  • ‘The decision emphasizes that all measures have to be taken to protect the vessels and the ports facilities’

DUBAI: Kuwait has raised the security alert level at all of its ports, including the oil terminals, the state-run Kuwait News Agency reported on Friday, citing a decision by the trade and industry minister.
“The decision emphasizes that all measures have to be taken to protect the vessels and the ports facilities,” it said.


Abu Dhabi bans travel in, out and within emirate to limit coronavirus spread

Updated 31 May 2020

Abu Dhabi bans travel in, out and within emirate to limit coronavirus spread

  • The restrictions come into force on Tuesday and last for a week
  • Traveling will not be allowed between the areas of Abu Dhabi city, Al-Ain and Al-Dhafrah

DUBAI: Abu Dhabi has banned travel into and out of the emirate and between its three regions from Tuesday.
The restrictions, announced by the Abu Dhabi Emergency and Crisis Committee, come into force on Tuesday and last for a week.
Both residents and nationals will not be allowed to travel between the areas of Abu Dhabi city, Al-Ain and Al-Dhafrah. 
The decision is meant to enhance the effectiveness of the “National Screening Program and reduce the spread of covid-19,” Abu Dhabi Media Office said.
Exemptions are available by a special private permit for employees of vital sectors, or chronic disease patients heading to hospitals, and the transportation of goods.