Home quarantine preferred

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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 17: MP Abdullah Al-Turaiji has proposed that domestic labor recruitment offices should be obliged to adhere to the prices specified by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry for hiring domestic workers from abroad – a total of KD 890.

In his proposal, the lawmaker suggested setting aside a portion of the money for the plane ticket of the domestic worker; instead of obligating the sponsor to shoulder such cost.

He called on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) to look for new domestic labor markets in other countries and to implement the agreement with the Philippines in this regard which has been suspended for too long. He recommended cancellation of Basalamah platform, because it only increased the cost for citizens.

He also pointed out that every Kuwaiti family allocates a private room for domestic workers, so the institutional quarantine should be replaced with home quarantine. He said the workers should be obligated to undergo PCR test in their countries and another test upon arrival in Kuwait; while both the worker and sponsor should be home quarantined for 14 days.

He then suggested looking into the possibility of reducing the quarantine period to five days.

By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh
Arab Times Staff

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