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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 8, (Agencies): The Kuwaiti Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) announced on Thursday that a field team of women will follow up the implementation of the Cabinet’s decision to temporarily stop holding all kinds of social events in closed places in light of the precautionary measures to confront the spread of the new corona virus infection. In a statement issued by PAM on the sidelines of its meeting with the Kuwait Hotels Association, the commissioned director general of the authority, Eman Al- Ansari, stated that the field team was assigned to follow up on hotels and relevant authorities to ensure that health requirements related to the fight against COVID-19 are implemented.
Al-Ansari indicated that the team will conduct permanent inspection tours of event halls and closed places, and hold violators accountable in the event of non-compliance with the application of health requirements and take the necessary measures. It is noteworthy that the Council of Ministers decided on the third of January to temporarily stop holding all kinds of social events that are held in closed places from January 9 until February 28, provided that the decision is reviewed in light of the epidemiological situation at the time.
The Council of Ministers also decided to obligate all those coming to the country to conduct a PCR examination 72 hours before arrival stating that they are free of infection with the corona virus. While the Council of Ministers postponed taking a decision regarding the recommendations of the Corona Emergency Committee, a number of private schools informed parents that they will conduct online classes for one week after the New Year holiday, starting Sunday, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources from the educational sector.
According to sources, the schools that will adopt the distance education system have obtained approval from the Ministry of Education, especially since some expatriate teachers in these schools who traveled during the holiday must abide by the prescribed home quarantine period of at least 72 hours upon their return to the country. Meanwhile, Head of the Pediatric Emergency Unit at Adan Hospital Dr Marzouq Al-Azmi has stressed the need for schools to remain open and continuous class attendance for students; asserting the necessary precautionary measures have been taken such as limiting the number of students in each class, online education should no longer be implemented, reports Al-Anba daily.