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No decision about Farwaniya lockdown in today's cabinet meeting

IIK Staff Reporter
Monday, July 13, 2020
No decision about Farwaniya lockdown in today

The Council of Ministers held its weekly meeting today, Monday afternoon, via video conference chaired by the Prime Minister His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled.

The Minister of Health, during the meeting, briefed the cabinet about the latest updates related to the health situation in the country. He updated the latest statistics of coronavirus infection with the nationalities and regions. He also updated the statistics of recovery.

The council mandated respective authorities including Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Kuwait Municipality, the Food and Nutrition Authority etc. t prepare a comprehensive plan to avoid congestion during Eid Al-Adha days and to implement appropriate health requirements in this regard.

However, the cabinet did not take any decision regarding moving to the third stage, changing the time of the partial curfew, or removing the lockdown in Farwaniyah during its meeting today. Sources suggested that this will be discussed in the next session.

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Scaria Varughese
Saturday, July 18, 2020
It took you 2 days to reply in spite of sitting in house with boredom and anxiety? You must be very busy or boredom has reached new heights.
I didn''t know FM can be poor also :)
Also, now you are attributing additional info like co. names to poster''s comments where none was provided. Is this the way you cook your co. books?

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride - have you heard this?

People work hard and earn money for themselves to enjoy not to throw on people who insist on begging; charity for helpless people is a different matter. The vast majority of low-income expats residing in Kuwait insisted on putting themselves in this position without backup. Now huge no. will go back with nothing.... just watch. And this is not injustice, just the result of poor judgement and stubbornness.
Look forward to additional rants from you if my comments are posted.

Saturday, July 18, 2020
Mr Amit...
I didn''t know that you are the owner of Microsoft, So, as you have too much money, just manage the expenses of those 15000 Indians who stood in the long queue for a packet of food in Farwaniya and Mahboola..
As an Indian, I feel pain for them..But you don''t...
Because, you have not seen that scene...
I can guess what kind of Entrepreneur you are...
You maybe treating your employees as slaves..If this is your mindset, you may be eating their salaries also...

And when these kinds of scenes happen in Kuwait, your identity as Indian will be a prestige issue for you...
I can guess you maybe regretting for your cheap Indian nationality...Try America..they will give you second class citizenship...

May I know which company you own..?.General Motors or General Electricals?
And why are you in Kuwait?
Such a small country with 60 degree hot and no entertainment
When you are rich enough to contempt the sentiments of poor fellow Indians, get back to India with your riches...
And be happy that our country is fully open with 1 million cases!

Mr. Achayan
Thursday, July 16, 2020
What you posted in new Farwaniya lockdown topic? You said to continue.... and here you are dying of boredom & anxiety ????
Who made FM to you?

Mr. Achayan
Thursday, July 16, 2020
You are NOT currently residing in a democratic and secular country but as an expat/ guest living on the goodwill of the Kuwaiti govt.
Also, you are not elected to speak for all expats and your petty responses wrt god, selfishness, arrogance raise significant doubts towards your claims to be a finance manager. Maybe you work in small baqala co. with 3 or 4 staff and each member named himself ceo, cfo, coo, etc.. :))
Amit has raised good points but a little harshly. If you are concerned about justice, why you are still in Kuwait? There will always be disparity between locals and expats, between those with wasta and those without, between the elite Kuwaiti and their enablers vs. the general population.
Also many persons like you mentioning pain and suffering and hardship? If Kuwait is so painful to you without job and sitting few months in the house (this means you cannot manage yourself, let alone finance of the co.), why you are still in Kuwait? Anybody catch your neck and kept you here?
In your first post you mentioned problem without salary, no work, BOREDOM, ANXIETY & now you say you ''know better than you how to manage life'' ???
Maybe you have extra time to contradict yourself within 2 posts, I don''t know which co. made you manager, maybe you are daydreaming.

Thursday, July 16, 2020
As multiple company owner and real estate developer I know better than you how to manage people without income and profit and still stay afloat in Asia, MENA and Europe.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Yes mr achayan,
I''m Indian ..and I grown up in a democratic country where socialism as well as secularism is well practiced.
I m talking for my fellow citizens...
Dont You find any injustice in keeping just one area closed while leaving all other areas open without any restrictions. ?
But the other guy Amit is thinking that I''m talking for myself...
He is taking it as my personal issue...
I would say he must have the same sufferings as of people around me...then, he would understand how painful it is..
Amit , u don''t have to talk about my financial stability or savings...
As a Finance Manager, I know better than you how to manage the life according to the fluctuations in incom and expense...
Thank you...

Mr. Achayan
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Typical Indian response and resorting to comparison tsk tsk tsk....

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
People are dying in thousands all over the world and you talk of boredom and 2-month sitting in the house??
What pain you are talking? Who forced you to stay in this country without savings or salary?? This is not your country and your opinion does not matter - it doesn''t matter even in your own country. If you cannot cope with your own anxiety, how you will manage your family??
Again like child you are asking about specificity, when even the doctors don''t understand how the virus is spreading and still working on vaccine !! What fun you are talking about? What arrogance and selfishness you speak of? This is not a game where if one area close then all area close - your comments are absolutely infantile as is your notion of God !! I could argue that God is giving you the punishment for your past actions - can you object?
Really, foolish expats like yourself are the reason for all this trouble here in Kuwait because of their greed and one-upmanship mentality.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Dear Amit,
You may be writing this from somewhere in Salmiya where there was no lockdown. YOu must experience the same situation. Then you will understand how bored and difficult to undergo this period. May God put you in the same destiny. Then you will understand the pain of sitting at home without work and salary.
Is it the matter of having money?
what about our tension, depression and anxiety caused out of sitting at home for more than two months.
if they had given a specific period in the beginning itself, we could make some plan of going back to home.
What is the logic in keeping just one area locked indefinitely while all other areas are open. And the fun is that other areas where infection cases are higher than Farwaniya are fully open and all people are out always.
So, your concern is only for expats in Farwaniya or your mind is set to think that Farwaniya is the epic center of CORONA.
Then , I would say you are arrogant and selfish...

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Safety first. Job and salary of expats not more important for Kuwait. If you don''t have money sit outside embassy and go back to your country. You are guest in this country and NOT citizen.
Your understanding of lockdown is neither a prerequisite to obedience nor your fundamental right.
Farwaniya have maximum number of bachelors of all nationalities and low-income expats and partition flats with more than 10 to 15 in many many buildings with full support of haras. So this is the result.
If you cannot manage, airport is 10 min. drive from Farwaniya - pack your bags and leave.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
I don''t understand the logic in keeping just one area closed indefinitely.
What are the people of this area supposed to do? without job and salary.
Building owners are fighting for full rent and threatening of evacuating from the flats.
Who will take care of all the expats sitting at their own flats without salary and work.
If the same control was implied in all the areas, we may understand the reason why we suffer.
All the other areas are open and inmates of those areas are always out for managing their day-today affairs where as all the expats living in Farwaniya area are forced to suffer in unemployment, depression, anxiety and boredom.
It is like an injustice served towards the people of this area.

shumaila Khan
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
If virus is nothing for you, kindly inform the authorities and maybe they make you Chairwoman of WHO and you can tell all the families of thousand of people who died that they died for nothing!!

Monday, July 13, 2020
Please remove FARWANIYA lockdown, 50% of people those who having car going for duty without any pass just normally going duty, security people ask question for those who walking in the border, what is the use of lockdown??? only poor people struck up in FARWANIYA and without going office no salary.
So please no panic of Corona virus it''s nothing. Only fear become desease it''s just like cold virus

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