Kuwait government decided on Monday to extend a holiday. The holidays were supposed to end this week until April 23. as part of the country’s efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). While taking legal action against sponsor abusing workers. The government decided to extend the holiday until April 23 and work will resume on Sunday, April 26. Spokesman Tareq Al-Mezrem told an online news conference. Following a cabinet meeting chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
Mezrem said the cabinet assigned Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Anas Al-Saleh. They will form a team tasked with taking legal actions against sponsors who have a fake workforce. As well as taking appropriate measures to prevent sponsor abusing workers.
Meanwhile, a cabinet statement said it assigned the ministerial economic committee. An executive committee to meet with the National Assembly’s office to discuss the public debt draft law. This is due to a 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. Selection will be 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.
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