Kuwait: According to local media reports, the first case for Coronavirus losses has been launched in Kuwait
According to local media reports, the first case for Coronavirus losses has been launched in Kuwait. The case involves a nursery who are requesting financial and moral compensation from the State for losses incurred as a result of anti-Coronavirus measures. They are relying on the principle that the State has to provide compensation for damage suffered by natural disasters. The nursery is not disputing the State’s authority to close nurseries. They claim the decision was arbitrary and have asked the court to delegate an expert to determine the value of the damages caused to their facilities as a result of this decision and the consequences of preventing them from collecting child registration fees for 2019 and 2020 and 2020 and 2021. Nurseries were closed down on 11 March and were meant to reopen in the fifth and final phase of the country’s unlocking. However, this phase has been postponed. 400 nurseries are estimated to have been affected by the Government decision. It is expected more nursery owners and similar businesses will join the litigation.