Kuwait closes down all car workshops, cuts number of workers at co-ops to curb coronavirus

The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Interior are studying curfew options to protect residents and citizens from COVID-19. (File/AFP)
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Updated 02 April 2020

Kuwait closes down all car workshops, cuts number of workers at co-ops to curb coronavirus

  • The authorities will allocate buildings were essential co-op workers will live
  • Kuwait has reported 317 infections, 81 recoveries and no deaths so far

DUBAI: Kuwaiti authorities ordered the closure of all car workshops and a reduction of the number of workers at cooperative supermarkets, state news agency KUNA reported on Wednesday.

The Ministry of Social Affairs and the Union of Consumer Cooperative Societies will stop recruiting volunteers at co-ops to protect them from the virus, who will be instead helping out in other positions.

The authorities will also remove non-essential workers at the co-ops, while allocating buildings were essential workers will be housed after being checked by the Health Ministry.

They will choose two buildings in each area, one for male and the other for female workers.

The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Interior are studying curfew options to protect residents and citizens from COVID-19.

Kuwait has reported 317 infections, 81 recoveries and no deaths so far.


Emirates president says could take four years to rebuild network from virus hit

Updated 9 min 37 sec ago

Emirates president says could take four years to rebuild network from virus hit

  • The Dubai-based airline was flying to 157 destinations in 83 countries before it grounded passenger flights in March
DUBAI: Emirates President Tim Clark said on Monday it could take the airline four years to rebuild its network that has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.
“I think probably by the year 2022/23, 2023/24 we will see things coming back to some degree of normality and Emirates will be operating its network as it was and hopefully as successfully as it was,” he said in a webcast interview.
The Dubai-based airline was flying to 157 destinations in 83 countries before it grounded passenger flights in March and has since operated limited services.