Entry OK for infected who ended quarantine

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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 12, (Agencies): The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of Kuwait has issued a new circular to all airlines about new measures to allow the entry of arrivals who were infected outside Kuwait and ended their isolation period. In its circular, the DGCA stipulated that vaccinated passengers Misery still ahead Quick up, rapid down seen in UK, US omicron have to submit a positive PCR test result certificate between a period of (7 to 28 days) prior to the date of the arrival. Meanwhile, unvaccinated passengers (only Kuwaitis) have to submit a positive PCR test result certificate between a period of (10 to 28 days) prior to the date of the arrival, it added. The DGCA announced that the new measures will be effective as of Wednesday 00:01 am Kuwait local time with due consideration to the previous cabinet decisions regarding identifying people who are allowed to enter the country.

The ministries and government institutions wore an empty look as the Council of Ministers in an attempt to contain the spread of the omicron mutant has reduced the number of employees to almost one-fourth of its capacity in addition to reducing working hours wherever feasible, reports Al-Rai daily. The outbreak of the ‘omicron’ mutant and its rapid spread in Kuwait has brought back the memories of yesterdays when the government took measures to control the outbreak of Covid- 19 pandemic at the beginning of 2020, especially the fourth stage, when government institutions worked to almost half the workforce.

With government agencies implementing the Civil Service Commission circular, which includes reducing the workforce by no more than 50 percent, applying flexible systems and working hours, the government is practically operating at a quarter of its capacity, in terms of reducing the number of employees on the one hand, and reducing the number of daily working hours that have been reduced to almost four hours daily. Prior to the enforcement of the Cabinet’s decision to reduce the rate of employees in state agencies to 50 percent and to activate electronic services, there was a significant increase in the frequency of appointments being booked to complete transactions especially after government agencies stressed not to receive clients without prior appointments, reports Al-Qabas daily.

The “Mata” platform updated the new appointment booking mechanism by linking with the “Sahel” application. It divided the booking system according to the type of transaction, thereby facilitating the procedure to be implemented. Some government service departments witnessed a great demand for appointments.

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