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New Covid variant: Kuwait to open borders on Jan. 2

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Decisions will be reviewed according to developments regarding the virus spread.

Kuwait will not extend its decision to suspend flights beyond January 1 and will open its land and sea borders the next day, the cabinet said in a statement on Monday.

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Last week, Kuwait had suspended all commercial flights and closed its land and sea borders until January 1, the government communications office said, over fears about a new, more contagious coronavirus variant.

After a cabinet meeting on Monday, in which the health minister confirmed that no new variants of coronavirus have been discovered in Kuwait until this date, the cabinet decided it will not extend the suspension of flights or keep its borders closed.

The cabinet decided to open the land and sea ports daily, as of Saturday January 2, from 9am to 3pm.

These decisions will be reviewed according to developments regarding the spread of coronavirus, the cabinet added.