Kuwait bans written exams
June 24, 2021
Original Article: https://www.arabnews.com/node/1785626/middle-east
Written exams in Kuwait have been cancelled for the first semester of the academic year to help curb the spread of COVID-19, state news agency KUNA reported.
Education Minister Ali Al-Mudhaf said the decision was made following a series of meetings between officials from both education and health ministries.
He added that a higher joint committee was created by the two ministries to discuss the return of students to schools in the coming days. The decision will be confirmed once the health situation in the country shows an improvement, he said.
Meanwhile, Kuwait will resume its commercial flights starting Saturday but will continue its travel ban on 32 high risk countries, the civil aviation authority said.
Assistant Director General of Airport Affairs Saleh Al-Fadaghi said passengers have been urged to abide by the coronavirus precautionary measures to ensure their safety.
He added that people wishing to travel must register on kuwaitmosafer.com before obtaining a travel insurance document.
Travelers may also be required to take a COVID-19 test depending on their final destination.
Incoming passengers will be obliged to present a negative virus test within 96 hours from the date of arrival and then isolate themselves for 14 days, the report said.
The country has recorded 286 new coronavirus infections, 233 recoveries and one death.