Kuwait announces measures to curb spread of COVID-19

Kuwait announces measures to curb spread of COVID-19

Kuwait (UNA-OIC) – The Kuwaiti Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Monday at Seif Palace, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

The Cabinet studied recommendations by the ministerial committee of coronavirus emergency and took some relevant measures. It decided to extend the partial curfew until the end of the holy month of Ramadan in the country as of Thursday, April 22, with unchanged curfew hours from 7:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.

However, the decision may be re-assessed as the COVID-19 pandemic situation is regularly reviewed, Foreign Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah said, adding that the Cabinet tasked bodies concerned with implementing the provisions of this decision.

The ministers listened to a presentation by Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Bassel Al-Sabah on the developments of the epidemical situation arising from coronavirus on regional and international levels. He showed that there is an increase in deaths and infections as well as the occupation of intensive care units at hospitals.

The health minister also explained the preventive measures taken by the Ministry to implement vaccination in the country according to an accredited mechanism and priorities.

The Cabinet urged both citizens and residents to assume societal responsibility and accelerate receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, as it is the only method to reduce deaths and infections as well as pressure on ICUs.

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