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Kuwait: Crisis pushes illegal residents up the political agenda

Kuwait was the first country in region to enact serious efforts to deter the spread of coronavirus when, on 11 March, all travel except cargo flights was suspended and a public holiday was declared that closed all government offices. With its borders closed indefinitely, the Kuwaiti lockdown has continued ever since. Office closures are set to continue until 31 May at least. Virtually all businesses and government services, except select food markets, pharmacies and medical centres, are closed.

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