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Timings set for Christian devotees to maintain health protocol

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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 24: In its effort to confront Omicron spread which has coincided during festive occasions of Christmas and New Year the Ministry of Interior coordinated with the church authorities to maintain health protocol for expats who practice their religious faith and not to over crowd in the churches. 

After coordinating with seven church authorities in Kuwait plans were made in setting dates for entry and exit to ensure that there is no crowding among expat communities who attend church services. Each church will receive 50%  capacity attendance and divide the church goers into 3 dates and some into 2 dates to ensure there is no crowding inside the churches.

The MOI closed the bridge leading to the churches and the church authorities provided bus transportation for attendees to take them to the church, reports Al Rai. Security points were placed in front of the church gates to protect the Christians and prevent entry of unauthorized persons.  Inspection was carried outside the church and it was made sure that all attendees wore a face mask, body temperature checked before entering the church. The gates were designated for entry and exit separately for smooth functioning.

The largest Christian communities in Kuwait are generally Indians followed by Filipinos, they are divided into different and specific times which do not exceed more than one hour for worship.

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