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COVID-19: Kuwait ministry makes temporary homes for 25,000 workers

Ministry of Public Works will work alongside Ministry of Health under a contract to build these homes amid COVID-19 outbreak

Kuwait to build temporary homes for nearly 25,000 expatriate labourers [representational image]
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Kuwait to build temporary homes for nearly 25,000 expatriate labourers [representational image]

In line with its measures to curb the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Kuwait’s Ministry of Public Works has revealed plans to build temporary homes for nearly 25,000 expatriate labourers.

The Public Works ministry will work alongside Kuwait’s Ministry of Health under a contract to build these homes, the state-owned Kuwait News Agency, reported.

Kuna quoted the public works ministry’s Abdullah Al-Ajmi, who said that the decision was taken during a meeting with representatives from the health ministry.

Al-Ajmi added that the ministry will also conduct field visits to ensure that the temporary homes met with proper living standards.

According to a COVID-19 update shared by Kuna, as of 22 March 2020, total number of registered cases in Kuwait topped 188 with 12 being new and 30 recoveries. Additionally, 593 people are under quarantine.

In October 2019, director general of the Kuwait Municipality, Ahmad Al-Manfouhi, said during a field tour to Farwaniya governorate, said that it will build bachelor towns within the city for expatriate labourers.

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