#Lockdown

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Kuwait warns against gatherings, mulls possibility of stricter measures to stop virus spread

Police officers remain “on the highest alert” to deal with any violation on the ban on gatherings

Oman extends Eid Al Adha holidays until August 6

Earlier, Oman had announced a five-day holiday from July 30 until August 3

Covid-19: Kuwait lifts restrictions in Farwaniya governorate

Lockdowns have now been lifted across the entire country

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Kuwait enters second phase of easing Covid-19 restrictions, with malls, cafes and parks reopened

Public and private sectors can resume work with a maximum of 30 per cent capacity

Saudi oil minister sees ‘encouraging signs’ of demand recovery

Prince Abdulaziz said the next two weeks will be “critical” for OPEC+ to demonstrate all countries are adhering to agreed production cuts

Uber’s Middle East unit Careem sees recovery after 80% slump

According to the CEO, Careem has ruled out further job cuts after reducing staff by 31 per cent in May

Kuwait virus

Kuwait begins phased plan to reopen economy, over a million expats remain in lockdown

Mosques across the country are expected to reopen later this week

Saudi begins phase two of easing lockdown: Mosques reopen, fines revealed for violators

Domestic flights are also allowed to resume in the kingdom

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Oman to lift lockdown in Muscat

On April 10, the authorities announced that Muscat would enter a lockdown through the activation of control checkpoints which was later extended

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Kuwait will not extend complete curfew beyond May 30

Partial restrictions are expected to remain in place

Dubai to resume business activities from May 27, cinemas, gyms to reopen

There will be no restrictions on movement between 6am and 11pm

Travel demand may only return to pre-pandemic levels by 2022 – Etihad CCO

Middle East airlines face estimated revenue losses of $24bn this year, according to IATA

Kuwait leader urges curbing oil reliance to strengthen economy

Kuwait imposed a 24-hour curfew on Friday for the next 20 days to contain the spread of the pandemic

Covid-19: Kuwait begins three-week complete lockdown from May 10

Only essential private sector activities will be permitted during the lockdown

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Saudi Arabia will enforce Covid-19 lockdown with tough penalties

Anyone who deliberately spreads the virus will be fined SAR500,000 and/or five years in prison

More than three family members can commute in one car – Dubai Police

First-degree relatives can also travel in the same vehicle even if there are more than three people

UAE fuel delivery service Cafu registers around 40% increase in orders as lockdown eases

The increase has been attributed to a behavioural change among users, with an increasing number of customers opting for contactless service options

UAE’s GEMS Education to cut school fees by up to 50% for families impacted by virus

Parents who have experienced income reductions, lost their jobs or businesses, or been placed on unpaid leave can avail the discounts

Oman to lockdown Muscat from April 10-22

The country has until now reported 419 coronavirus infections, including two deaths

Kuwait extends curfew timing and imposes lockdown in two areas

The country reported 78 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the total number of cases to 743

UAE-India flights may resume by mid-April – report

India banned all international commercial passenger aircraft starting March 22

Emirates says travellers from over 20 countries will not be allowed to fly to Saudi

All those with Umrah visas will also not be permitted to travel to the kingdom