Kuwait vows to repatriate citizens stranded abroad before Ramadan
Kuwait City: Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad-al-Jaber al-Sabah, the Emir of Kuwait has announced that all citizens who are being stranded in foreign countries amid the coronavirus outbreak will be repatriated before Ramadan.
The Emir also appealed the public to follow the corona quarantine guidelines issued by the health ministry.
He was addressing the country after the first group of stranded citizens returned to the country.
“I am glad that citizens stranded abroad were successfully taken back to their families. The government and the prime minister have taken all programmes and schemes to ease the repatriation process. Our country as well as the world is facing a major health crisis. Our government is continuing to be vigilant to counter the pandemic. Everyone is obliged to follow the guidelines of the health ministry,” said the Emir.
“We are bound to take action for the safety of the society and the protection of health. The cooperation and support of the citizens are necessary in the battle. Strict action will be taken against those who violate the guidelines of the government. Health guidelines must be strictly followed to fight the coronavirus. I am glad that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has appreciated Kuwait’s efforts to counter COVID-19. I hope we shall overcome this crisis,” the Emir hoped.