KUWAIT: The Ministry of Electricity and Water said that the Preventive Health Department tested 270 employees for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Tuesday as a precautionary measure and to limit the spread of infection among workers. The Ministry announced that it will close its doors in the main building until next. Meanwhile, Salwa Co-op Society announced that one of its employees tested positive for coronavirus. The Co-op will be closed for two days.

Cybercrime hotline
KUWAIT: The Electronic and Cybercrime Combating Department at the Ministry of Interior launched a WhatsApp service to answer public inquiries. The service is available to citizens and residents at the following number: 97283939

Curfew violators
KUWAIT: Police arrested 22 curfew violators on Tuesday, including 17 Kuwaitis and five expats, the Ministry of Interior announced. The arrests were made as follows: 11 in Farwaniya Governorate, three in Hawally, three in Al-Ahmadi, two in Jahra and one in Capital.

Oil price up
KUWAIT: The price of Kuwaiti oil went up by $1.90 to $20.31 per barrel Tuesday as oppose to $18.41 pb the day before, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) yesterday. Globally, the price of the Brent crude increased to $24.22 per barrel, the same case with the West Texas Intermediate, which went up to $30.36 pb.