Kuwait’s Health Ministry said anyone caught might without face-mask will three months in prison. In Kuwait, the maximum fine stood at 5,000 dinars ($16,200), and in Qatar, 200,000 riyals ($55,000), reported. Indian dentist in Kuwait has died of the novel coronavirus.
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Indian doctor in Kuwait, who worked as an endodontist at the Oil Company, died from the novel coronavirus infection. The company said in an Instagram post on Sunday. According to a media report, he is the country’s second medical professional to die due to COVID-19.
Dr. Vasudeva Rao, 54, died on Saturday in Jaber hospital, where he was undergoing treatment for coronavirus infection, Oil Company, a subsidiary of the government-owned Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, said in the post. Dr. Rao has been living here for the last 15 years. Dr. Rao was a member of the Indian Dentists’ Alliance in Kuwait, an Indian dental professional organization in Kuwait. The organization has condoled his death.
Violation of law
If any one find without wearing Face-mask will be prisoner for 3 months. In Kuwait, the maximum fine stood at 5,000 dinars ($16,200), and in Qatar, 200,000 riyals ($55,000) as penalty for violating law by without wearing face mask.
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The six Gulf states have reported a total of more than 137,400 infections, with 693 deaths from the virus. Cases in the region were initially linked to travel, but later saw a spread among low-income migrant workers in cramped quarters. May 10 through May 30, as part of its efforts to combat the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the state-run Kuna News Agency said on Friday. On Twitter, government spokesperson Tareq Al Mizrem noted that the decision taken following the recommendation of health authorities.
CoronaVirus in Kuwait
The first confirmed case of the COVID-19 pandemic announced on February 24, 2020. As of May 17, 2020, 14,850 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with the recovery of 4,093 cases and 112 deaths. Since midnight of March 11, 2020 (start of March 12), the country has been under compulsory lock-down, with the government suspending work across all government sectors except emergency services. Indians in Kuwait, who does not hold a valid residency permit in the country, are forced to leave the country following the amnesty scheme of government.
All commercial air travel and border travel suspended since midnight of March 14, 2020 (start of March 15). Partial curfew implemented since March 22, 2020, where curfew hours were between 5 pm and 4 am, this amended on April 6, 2020, where the end of curfew hours extended from 4 am to 6 am. With the start of Ramadan’s holy month on April 24, 2020, the partial curfew was further amended to 4 pm until 8 am with individual permissions for deliveries from 5 pm until 1 am. The lockdown extended from May 10 to May 30.