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Life returns to 68 post offices after a ‘break’ of four months

‘Employees commit themselves to health requirements’

KUWAIT CITY, June 23: The postal, transportation and services sectors of the Ministry of Communications resumed their activities Sunday morning after a decision issued by the Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs and Minister of State for Services Affairs Mubarak Al-Haris to return to work and provide the necessary service to the public after a four-month hiatus.

Al-Haris authorized Undersecretary of the Ministry of Communications Kholoud Al- Shehab to assign sector officials to follow up on the compliance with health requirements for staff designated to work and the extent to which visitors adhere to the requirements. Sources toured some post offices and followed up the activities of employees who did not exceed 30 percent of the total number, according to the decision of the Council of Ministers.

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An official source at the ministry stated that the number of post offices operating in Kuwait reach 68, in addition to the postal and express mail offices in Al- Siddiq and Kuwait International Airport, as it gradually provides services to citizens and expatriates. He indicated each post office organizes the method and style of obtaining the date of review while adhering to procedures and health precautions in the designated halls by prohibiting entry to employee offices.

The source pointed out that a committee was formed during the corona crisis to deal with accumulated parcels, and they were distributed within a short period. He indicated outgoing mail has been suspended until now, and expected to return the service when the airspace is opened in the coming period to allow flights.

He stated that postal office employees have always committed themselves to the health requirements and distributed mail and postal packets to their owners through mobile communication prior to their presence at the office for collection.

He pointed out that all mailbox subscriptions ended in April but the work continues until the end of the coronavirus crisis. In the context of media follow-up, media personnel touring the Ministry of Communications were surprised by the ministry’s “cover-up” of journalists’ requests to cover the story, especially in preventing officials of the sectors from addressing the media.

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