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Government avoids COVID sessions and starts jabs for kids

By BIzzak

Kuwait: A special parliamentary session called by opposition lawmakers to discuss issues related to the coronavirus pandemic was canceled yesterday because the government did not attend. Under the Constitution of Kuwait, the presence of at least one minister is essential for a session to be legal. Parliamentary Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem announced that he was unable to convene the meeting due to the absence of the government.

Parliamentary Secretary of State Mohammad al-Rashidi said on Saturday that the government had asked lawmakers to coordinate with lawmakers who had requested them to postpone for a few days in preparation, but the lawmakers refused and the government decided to abstain. rice field. .. MP Osama Al-Shaheen regretted the absence of the government and said the session should be held this week, individually or as part of a regular session.

He said he had submitted a bill calling on the government not to force people to vaccinate. He said forcing people to vaccinate would violate individual liberty and urged Congress to approve the proposal promptly. MP Shuaib Al-Muwaizri criticized the government for boycotting the coronavirus session and added that it should have been held to discuss hundreds of international medical reports discussing the harmful effects of coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health announced yesterday that it plans to start vaccination of children in the age group of 5 to 11 later this week. The ministry said in a statement that it would start with children who are most susceptible to the most serious illnesses if infected. The ministry added that it will provide vaccines to all registered individuals to protect and ensure the health and safety of their children.

https://www.kuwaittimes.com/govt-shuns-covid-session-to-start-jabbing-children/ Government avoids COVID sessions and starts jabs for kids

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