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Thursday , August 6 2020

‘Dust does not contribute to virus spread’

Citizens, expats urged to avoid bad weather

KUWAIT CITY, March 8: A member of the Kuwait Green-line Environment Group and a Medical Consultant for Stomach Diseases Dr Ghanim Al-Hijailan says dust causes respiratory diseases but do not contribute to the spread of coronavirus or increase the chances of its infection.

The dust wave, which covered several parts of the country on Saturday, resulted in reduced visibility, which fell by almost 1,000 meters in some areas.

In this regard, Abdulaziz Al- Qarawi, a Weather Forecaster in Kuwait Meteorological Department, said, “The dust will settle later in the day and lead to better visibility”.

Meanwhile, Dherar Al-Ali, Supervisor of Monitoring Stations in the department, urged sea-goers to be careful due to the strong waves. He also cautioned motorists about reduced visibility on the roads.

He said those suffering from asthma and dust allergies should avoid going outside unless it is urgent and should take their medicines. In addition, Ministry of Interior urged all Kuwaiti citizens and expatriates to be aware of the changing weather conditions and reduced visibility. It appealed the public to call the hotline No. 112 to request for assistance.

By Fares Al-Abadan Al-Seyassah Staff

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