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Kuwait calls for strict adherence to anti-covid precautions in public

Kuwait: Yesterday, members of a government committee were tasked with overseeing compliance with anti-covid precautions. —KUNA

Kuwait: Yesterday, a Kuwaiti government committee was tasked with monitoring compliance with anti-covid precautions and called for strict compliance with anti-virus measures in Kuwait. Dr. Ahmad al-Mutawa, a member of the Ministry of Health (MoH) Commission and responsible for epidemic prevention, said that in the past few days there was some slack in the application of measures against COVID-19 and that he was infected with an infectious disease. Said.

This happens in Kuwait with a significant increase in daily COVID-19 cases over the past few days, but health officials yesterday announced that they would detect 12 new Omicron cases in the country. “Twelve new cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus have been detected in Kuwait,” said Dr Abdullah Al-Sanad, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health, where cases were detected among passengers from several destinations in Europe. Said that.

Dr. Sanad said at a news conference that all cases had been quarantined and that all preventative and health measures and epidemiological investigations had been taken. He emphasized the need to apply quarantine to people from abroad in order to maintain the health and safety of Kuwaiti citizens and their inhabitants. Dr. Sanad also emphasized the need to postpone travel now and limit it when necessary to ensure the highest levels of protection and prevention, hoping for the safety of all.

Strict inspection

Mr. Mutawaa spoke to the media yesterday when he came out of a committee meeting led by Vice Chairman and Mayor of Kuwait Ahmad al-Manfuhi. Participants at the meeting confirmed that the field teams on the committee needed to inspect shopping malls, stores and various other businesses more closely, Dr. Mutawaa said. He said unvaccinated people should not be allowed to enter the mall, covering the mouth and nose, disinfecting hands, and maintaining social distance to put on a protective mask in a closed area. I asked you to wear it properly. Dr. Mutawaa reaffirmed that arriving travelers need to operate the “shlonik” smartphone app and quarantine at home for 72 hours. However, only if you get a PCR with a negative result to end the quarantine.

Kuwait’s Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that 92 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 414,270. According to the ministry’s spokesman, Dr. Sanad, the number of deaths from the pandemic remained at 2,466, but the recovery rate increased by 27 to 411,145. He said there were 5 patients in the ICU as of Tuesday, but 659 were being treated in the COVID-19 ward in addition to 17 patients. The number of medical swabs performed during the same period reached 19,679, a total increase to 5,758,322, Dr. Sanad said. —KUNA

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