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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GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 502 cases, 8 deaths; Saudi cases cross 33,000

The death toll in the UAE and Saudi Arabia has risen to 165 and 219 respectively

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GCC Covid-19 update: Saudi reports 1,687 cases, nine deaths

Since the outbreak, Saudi Arabia has reported the highest number of cases in the GCC with 31,938 infections

GCC Covid-19 update: Saudi registers 1,595 cases; UAE reports nine deaths

The death toll in Saudi Arabia reaches 200

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GCC Covid-19 update: Saudi reports 1,645 cases; Kuwait confirms two deaths

Since the outbreak, Saudi Arabia has reported a total of 28,656 Covid-19 cases

Virus may force Kuwait Finance and Bahrain’s AUB to reassess merger

Last year, Kuwait Finance House offered to buy Ahli United Bank in an all-share deal that was valued at about $8.8bn

Amnesty ends in Kuwait, 30,000 undocumented expats avail scheme – report

The initiative, which was in place from April 1-30, permitted residency violators to leave the country without paying any fines

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Covid-19 GCC update: UAE reports 564 cases; Saudi registers 1,552 infections

The Covid-19-induced death toll in the UAE and Saudi Arabia has risen to 126 and 184 respectively

Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways slashes workforce to cut costs on virus

The company has about $100m in cash reserves and isn’t currently talking to banks about financing or seeking government aid

GCC Covid-19 update: Saudi registers 1,351 infections; UAE reports 552 cases

The death toll in the UAE and Saudi Arabia has risen to 105 and 162 respectively

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GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 541 cases, 7 deaths

The total number of Covid-19 cases in the UAE has now spiked to 11,380

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GCC Covid-19 update: Saudi reports 1,289 cases

Saudi Arabia has reported a total of 18,811 Covid-19 infections since the outbreak

Google reveals how Covid-19 has impacted mobility in the GCC

The average mobility reduction for the GCC region during Q1 2020 was 34.1 per cent

Kuwaiti MPs call for stricter rules for expats to get driving licences

MP Safa Al-Hashem claimed several expats present fake contracts stipulating high salaries as a means to obtain a driving licence

Boeing sued by Kuwaiti company trying to recoup $336m

Chicago-based Boeing has struggled since the Max crashes, which were blamed on faulty flight control software, inadequate flight manuals and lax regulation

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GCC Update: Saudi reports 518 new Covid-19 cases, 4 deaths; Kuwait registers 119 additional cases

The total number of Covid-19 infections in Saudi Arabia tallies 6,380 while as many as 1,524 people are infected in Kuwait

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Saudi reports 435 new Covid-19 cases, 8 additional deaths; Bahrain registers 7th fatality

The total number of those infected in Saudi Arabia tallies 5,369

Kuwait’s stock exchange delays trading debut due to Covid-19

The listing, scheduled for April 19, has been postponed until further notice

Kuwait to allow repatriation flights, amnesty underway for expats without valid visas

The amnesty scheme allows residency violators to leave the country without paying any fines

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

Kuwait’s wealth fund on standby as oil price, virus hit finances

By law, 10 per cent of state revenue is annually transferred into the Future Generations Fund, which invests abroad and has adequate liquidity to meet any requirement

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Covid-19: UAE reports 241 new cases, Kuwait announces first death

The number of Covid-19 cases in the UAE tallies 1,505 while as many as 2,179 individuals have been afflicted by the contagion in Saudi Arabia

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Coronavirus: UAE reports one additional death; Saudi records two deaths

A total of 1,563 people have been infected with the Covid-19 virus in Saudi Arabia

Kuwait leads drop in Mideast stocks after downgrade

Kuwait was downgraded one level to AA-, with S&P maintaining a stable outlook

Saudi, Kuwait impose evening curfews to limit spread of Covid-19

The curfew in Saudi Arabia will be in place for 21 days

Covid-19: Saudi reports 70 new cases

The total number of those infected in the kingdom totals 344

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Covid-19: Saudi, Oman, Kuwait report new cases

The number of Covid-19 cases in Saudi Arabia and Qatar totals 238 and 452 respectively

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Coronavirus: GCC reports over 800 cases, 12% recoveries

The WHO declared the new strain of the coronavirus as a pandemic on Wednesday

Kuwait suspends all flights from March 13, Qatar reports over 230 new coronavirus cases

Kuwait has also announced a public holiday from March 12 to March 26

GCC coronavirus update – Total cases near 400, more than 50 recoveries

The coronavirus continues its spread across the world having infected over 117,000 people