Coronavirus precaution: 611 expatriates return to their home countries from Kuwait

About 611 expatriates and Gulf nationals left Kuwait for their home countries while 306 Kuwaiti citizens were repatriated as a precaution to the spread of coronavirus. (KUNA)
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Updated 26 March 2020

Coronavirus precaution: 611 expatriates return to their home countries from Kuwait

DUBAI: About 611 expatriates and Gulf nationals left for their home countries while 306 Kuwaiti citizens were repatriated as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus, the Kuwait Interior Ministry said.

Three planes carrying 306 Kuwaiti nationals coming from Lebanon, Egypt and Bahrain – those countries have reported coronavirus cases – arrived at Kuwait International Airport, part of phase one of repatriation measures that will run until March 29.

The ministry said 195 Kuwaitis arrived from Egypt, 74 from Lebanon and 37 were from Bahrain.

The repatriated citizens were tested for coronavirus and were subsequently quarantined at the resorts of Al-Joan and Seashell and would remain at the secured locations to ensure they have not contracted the virus.

The ministry also said that the expatriates – 342 Egyptians, 254 Filipinos and 15 Bahrainis – completed preventive measures before they were allowed to travel.


UAE extends distance learning until end of academic year

Updated 30 March 2020

UAE extends distance learning until end of academic year

  • WAM said studies would continue online for students in all public and private schools and universities

DUBAI: Schools and universities in the UAE are to continue online "distance learning" until the end of the academic year in June amid coronavirus fears, the education ministry said Monday.

The state-run news agency WAM said studies would continue online for students in all public and private schools and universities until the end of the 2019-2020 academic year .
The distance e-education system was taken as a precautionary measure to avoid the spread of coronavirus.