KUWAIT CITY, Jul 2: A staff from the Philippine embassy in Kuwait was tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In accordance with the protocols of the World Health Organization and the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health, people in close contact with a COVID-19-positive have been quarantined for 14-days, the Embassy announced the suspension of its services effective from 2 July 2020, until 16 July 2020.
The Philippine Overseas Labor Office, and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (POLO-OWWA) are suspended from 2 July 2020 to 16 July 2020.
Embassy stated on its website that those with scheduled appointments with the Embassy on 2-16 July 2020 have been advised to wait for the call or message from the Embassy, preferably through WhatsApp, for the rescheduling of their appointments.
The Embassy stated that it will continue to serve the Filipino community in Kuwait through the following hotlines and social media accounts
Consular (Passport) Section hotlines: 6518-4433; 6990-2188
ATN Unit hotline: 6500-2612
POLO-OWWA hotline: 9403-9063