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Thursday , January 21 2021

Kuwait’s Ministry of Health does 4,000 COVID-19 swabs for banks employees

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 26, (KUNA): Kuwait Ministry of Health’s general health department announced that it had taken about 4,000 coronavirus swabs for employees in the banking sector. The department will continue running group swabs across the country, especially for employees who come in direct contact with clients, head of the department Dr Fahad Al-Ghemlas told KUNA on Thursday.

Swab test in progress

The ministry’s teams are spreading in different locations in the country to run PCR tests especially in heavily infected areas, to prevent further spread of the disease, he added. He noted that the department has been cooperating with Kuwait Banking Association to test employees of 23 banks since June. Meanwhile, he called on employees to take all safety measures against the virus, and to immediately report any symptoms of sickness.

In other news, the Kuwait Central Blood Bank (KCBB) announced, Thursday, that it had provided assistance to save the life of a patient residing in the UAE via donating a rare blood type. On the subject, head of transportation services at the Kuwaiti Health Ministry Dr Reem Al-Radhwan said that donation was carried out by browsing KCBB’s database stretching back to 1989. After identifying the rare blood type – the Jk-null – the donation was sent to Abu Dhabi, UAE, to assist in an openheart surgery, indicated the official.

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