Private nurseries likely to open in June – ARAB TIMES
KUWAIT, May 27: The Ministry of Social Affairs and Community Development on Tuesday discussed the possibility of reopening private nurseries in June with its health counterpart, reports the daily Al-Qabas. The daily obtained information that the two ministries have deliberated on the mechanism for reopening private nurseries with the approval of the Corona Emergency Committee in the Council of Ministers, which requested a report on the mechanism for the implementation of the health regulations to ensure the safety of children. One of the conditions for reopening private nurseries is that owners sign a pledge to strictly abide by health regulations, while guardians or parents sign a pledge to abide by health regulations for students. Continuous coordination is underway with the Ministry of Health to vaccinate nursery employees from next week; therefore, the reopening of nurseries depends on the vaccination rate of these workers and whether the results of their PCR tests show that they are not infected with the coronavirus.
The two ministries also agreed that nurseries for pupils with special needs would be placed under the supervision of the Public Authority for People with Disabilities; who will inspect the facilities of these nurseries and give them an official letter allowing them to operate, that is, if it is proven that they strictly comply with health regulations. The authority should point out in the letter that any nursery that has violated the regulations will be closed. At first, a warning will be issued to the errant crèche and then penalties will be imposed, including the withdrawal of the license. Under Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry Abdullah Al-Afasi resigned Sunday to Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr Abdullah Al-Salman, reports the Al-Anba daily.
According to official sources, Minister of Commerce and Industry Abdullah Essa Al-Salman has accepted the resignation, which is expected to take effect in June. The Minister appointed the Deputy Under Secretary for Business and Commercial Licensing Affairs of the Ministry of Commerce, Dr Saleh Al-Aqili, to serve as the Under Secretary of the Ministry until a new Deputy -secretary be appointed. The sources said: “Al-Afasi has been seeking for a long time to resign from his post, but Minister Al-Salman has tried throughout this period to persuade him to reconsider his resignation. However, Al-Afasi was adamant this time around and this prompted the minister to accept the resignation and hand over to Al-Aqili the duties of undersecretary of the ministry until further notice ”. The sources said that Abdullah Al-Afasi informed people he was close to that the main reason for his resignation was that he had obtained a tempting offer from a private body, but he did not disclose the nature of the post or any details on the offer.