KUWAIT: Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) announced yesterday that it has started preparing three temporary centers, spread into various parts in the country, and dedicated to accommodate about 7,000 workers.

KNPC Deputy Chairman of Projects and the official spokesman for the company Abdullah Al-Ajmi said that the company's initiative comes in response to cabinet's directives and in the framework of contributions by the oil sector companies in supporting the state's efforts to address the outbreak of coronavirus.

Ajmi added the company has received from the Ministry of Public Works the three sites designated for the establishment of these centers in each of Al-Ardiya, Al-Jahra, and South Al-Sabahiya areas, indicating that they are currently being equipped and provided with the basic facilities and services necessary to be able in the coming days to receive this large number of workers and provide suitable living conditions.

The spokesman noted that the initiative comes also from a humanitarian standpoint and reflects the company's keenness to support the efforts of the government and its agencies to limit the spread of this virus. - KUNA