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Kuwait Oil Company ‘suspends’ work Wednesday due to weather

Forecasts indicate there will be heavy downpours

CAIRO, Nov 13, (Agencies): Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) has suspended work at all of its companies on Wednesday due to the extreme weather which has hit the country in recent days.

Kuwait’s Minister of Public Works, Hussam Al-Roumi, resigned on Friday because of the extensive damage to public property caused by heavy rains and floods. Kuwait Oil Company lifted a state of emergency on Saturday following the flooding, in which one person died, and said that facilities were operating normally.

However, Kuwait Oil Company said in a statement that Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) had suspended work at all its companies after Kuwait’s Cabinet decided on Tuesday to suspend work in all government institutions on Wednesday, including ministries and schools.

Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) has also given its employees a day-off on Wednesday, except those whose jobs require them to be in their work places. Meanwhile, forecasts indicate that there would be heavy downpours and active winds with high speed, the cabinet said on its Twitter account It added that the precautionary move was taken to ensure the safety of both citizens and expatriates.

The Cabinet appealed to all people to be cautious and follow up instructions and guidelines issued by the state official bodies and the Kuwait TV in this matter. It prayed to Allah to protect the country and people from any risks. For its part, the Civil Service Commission announced that Wednesday (tomorrow) would be a day off, in line with the Cabinet’s decision.

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