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Kuwaiti returnees quarantined at resorts; More citizen to arrive today

Thursday, March 26, 2020


Kuwait Interior Ministry said 306 citizens returned home Wednesday as part of a plan to bring back nationals from abroad due to spread of coronavirus.

Three planes carrying a total of 306 Kuwaiti citizens coming from Lebanon, Egypt and Bahrain - three nations with coronavirus cases - arrived at Kuwait International Airport on Wednesday which is part of the first phase due until next Sunday, March 29, the ministry said in a statement.

They were all tested in airport facilities specially erected for this purpose and then taken to compulsory quarantine. All the repatriated citizens were quarantined at the resorts of Al-Joan and Seashell and would remain at the secured locations to ensure they are free of the coronavirus.

Two Kuwait Airways planes will bring citizens from Germany and Britain on Thursday. A plane scheduled to arrive from Frankfurt at 5:00 p.m., and another one from London at around 8:05 p.m.

Meanwhile, 611 expatriates and Gulf nationals left for their home countries. The ministry said 611 non-Kuwaitis left the country for their home countries after they completed preventive measures. It said 342 Egyptians, 254 Filipinos and 15 Bahraini nationals were on board planes that took them back to their countries.

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