CORONAVIRUS:KUWAIT OFW QUARANTINE DAY #56 – Towards the Path of the Pandemic Crisis

May 06, 2020, Wednesday

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

Martin Luther King Jr

In Kuwait, the number of cases continue to rise as the days go by. For this Wednesday, the Kuwait’s Ministry of Health has reported another 485 new COVID-19 cases bringing to a total of 6,289 cases with 2 new deaths and 187 recoveries. The number of patients confined in the intensive care unit are 88, in which 40 are critical and 48 are stable. From the 485 new cases, 99 are from Kuwait, 152 are of Indian nationality, 84 are Egyptians and 49 are Bangladeshis. Within the governorates, 70 cases are in the Capital, 106 in Hawally, 52 in Ahmadi, 126 in Farwaniya, 49 in Jahra and 82 are in both home and institutional quarantine.

Update of COVID-19 cases in Kuwait at May 06, 2020

Closure of Adailiya Cooperative Society

The Adailiya Co-Operative Society has closed down after a worker in the establishment have tested positive. The shutting down of the company is one of the preventive methods against the spread of the virus. With a hope to flatten the epidemic curve in the country of Kuwait, its authorities continue to do their duty in containing this disease.

Another issue arises in the midst of this pandemic. It is the increase in the number of rent-related lawsuits within this period of crisis brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a solution, MP Khalid Al-Shatti, the chairman of the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee, proposed a bill on amending Rent Law No. 35/1798. It states that there will only be one judge assigned for this purpose.  

Furthermore, the bill sets out to deduct the number of days covered by the decision of the respective authorities in suspension of both private and public sectors due to the crisis from their rental fee. He clarified that the payment of rent will only start once the authorities have announced a resumption of work to both sectors. It can be a great help to the community especially in this financial crisis.

Report from the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait

Another report has stated that almost 2,000 Filipino workers, who are working in a Korean company for a big project in Kuwait, have requested the Philippine Embassy for support. According to the Filipino workers inside the camp, the number of COVID-19 cases has reached 57. Fortunately, the Filipino patient is already sent to the hospital along with the other patients. However, other COVID-19 patients are still staying inside the camp. On top of that, it is said that their work will resume in May 10. They continue to send request to the Embassy and POLO-OWWA in order for their camp to be visited by the Kuwait Ministry of Health for proper checking and mass testing.

Updates of COVID-19 Cases in the Philippines

In the Philippines, there are 320 new COVID-19 cases for May 6, 2020 with 21 new deaths and 98 recoveries. In total, there are 10,004 COVID-19 cases with 657 confirmed deaths and 1,506 recoveries. According to Gaea Cabico from PhilStar Global, one of five people infected with the disease are healthcare workers. The growing concern for the frontliners rises as its afflicted frontliners increase to 1,819.

Update of COVID-19 cases in Philippines at May 06, 2020

Today marks the 46th day of the curfew and the 14th day of the Ramadan. Kuwait has a total of 6,289 cases while the Philippines have 10,004 cases. Both governments of the two countries have pushed their efforts in hopes to end this pandemic crisis.  As a part of the community, we shall also adhere to the rules and guidelines imposed for our benefit.

“Hindi lang iyan, gamitin din ninyo bilang panangga ang pananampalataya ninyo para hindi kayo tablan ng mga panunukso ni Satanas na parang mga palasong nagliliyab.”

Efeso 6:16 (ASND)

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  • Gracia Amor, A Multi-Award winner blogger; Presidential Award; Mass Media Advocacy Award, Philippine Expat Blog Award, and Most Outstanding Balikbayan Award. An OFW and Investment Literacy Advocate. Her first book, the Global Filipino Bloggers OFW Edition, reviewed and launched at Philippine Embassy Kuwait. Became a certified Registered Financial Planner of the Philippines (RFP), with specialization in Stock Market. Currently, a position PH stock trader in PSE. Digital Marketing Specialist. A proud founder of Teachers Specialist Org in Kuwait TSOK, Filipino Bloggers in Kuwait FBK. A Poet and a Photo hobbyist in between.

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