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Kuwait gov’t to take legal action against sponsors abusing workers

KUWAIT, April 6 : Kuwait government decided Monday to extend a holiday that was supposed to end this week until April 23 as part of the country’s efforts to curb spread of coronavirus, while taking legal action against sponsors abusing workers.

The government decided to extend the holiday until April 23 and work will resume on Sunday, April 25, spokesman Tareq Al-Mezrem told an online news conference following a cabinet meeting chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

Al-Mezrem said the cabinet assigned Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Anas Al-Saleh to form a team tasked with taking legal actions against sponsors who fake workforce, as well as taking appropriate measures to prevent abuse of workers.

Meanwhile, a cabinet statement said it assigned the ministerial economic committee and an executive committee to meet with the national Assembly’s office to discuss the public debt draft law amidst huge change in domestic and external spending due to the coronavirus.
The cabinet also approved a Ministry of Health’s (MoH) request to recruit specialized medical teams from abroad to provide support for front-line workers.
It also assigned relevant authorities to extend contracts of workers in services, maintenance, cleaning and operations.(KUNA)

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