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‘Community immunity by end of September’

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3 mln to get vaccinated

KUWAIT CITY, May 16: Kuwait will achieve community immunity in September as three million people are expected to be vaccinated by then and the country continues its vaccination campaign to achieve this goal with the number of vaccinated people reaching two million in the next few weeks, reports Al-Rai daily quoting reliable sources.

Reaching the three million target will ensure community immunity as it will pave way for return to normal life, considering 65 to 70 percent of the population will be vaccinated before the next school year begins in September, sources said.


Sources highlighted the importance of vaccinating workers in central shopping malls in preparation for  gradual return to normal life; while affirming the completion of the second phase of the field vaccination campaign during which more than 30,000 people were vaccinated in 13 commercial complexes. So far, the number of people vaccinated through the mobile units exceeded 60,000 people working in several establishments such as cooperatives, mosques, banking sector, food manufacturers and cinemas, sources disclosed.

Spotlighting the breakthrough in the current coronavirus curve, sources voiced optimism over the indicators of the epidemiological situation; particularly this week’s decline in the number of new corona cases to less than a thousand – the first time since the end of February.

Sources are hoping for the immediate completion of the vaccination of employees in restaurants and food supply companies registered on the COVID-19 vaccination website during the Eid Al-Fitr holidays in preparation for the safe and complete opening of these establishments after the holidays.

Restaurant owners are being encouraged to quickly register their workers’ details on the vaccination  site and they should choose essential workers in restaurants and catering establishments in the job category to ensure all employees in these businesses are vaccinated, sources added.

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