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Kuwait Cabinet directs covering all food needs

Kuwaiti Cabinet
Kuwaiti Cabinet
KUWAIT, March 26 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Cabinet on Thursday adopted a fresh package asking the Kuwait Supply Company to answer all food needs. The cabinet also directed paying one month's salary to all overseas students.
The remarks were given by Government Spokesman Tareq Al-Mezrem during a press conference at Sief Palace following an extraordinary Cabinet meeting on state response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19.
As per the latest edicts, the Kuwait Supply Company would provide the local market with all food staples to be determined by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, while countrywide taxi services would be "suspended", Al-Mezrem noted.
In addition, all overseas' students, whether they have state scholarships or not, would be given one month's salary, the spokesman said.
This move in particular is intended to ease out the difficult conditions of Kuwaiti students abroad and to mitigate the reflections of the novel coronavirus, he added.
Finally, the cabinet decided to halt attendance for all press conferences and briefings but to use the video-conferencing system instead in order to observe rules on social distancing to curb the outbreak. (end) mt