MOH preparing protocol to allow infected without any symptoms to be in home quarantine instead of hospitals and quarantines facilities
KUWAIT CITY, May 18: Returning back to normal life from June onward with coexistence of virus and to fight it will be a lengthy war, hence it is necessary to adapt to it and find ways to resume back to work in various sectors.
In spite of the high rate of daily infections, especially in the last week, health sources confirmed that the increase is not worrying as this is due to expansion of of random swabs that have been taken daily between 4,000 to 5,000 and that about 97% people suffer from a minor symptoms or they do not show symptoms. The rates of cases that need intensive care still constitute about 2% and the death rate is less than 1%.
The sources revealed that the ministry is going to lay in place a special protocol to deal with infected cases to ensure the provision of health services is in accordance with the highest quality standards which includes classification and sorting of cases and identifying them that need to be transferred to designated hospitals or health quarantines or domestic quarantine.
There has been protocol for home quarantine with medical follow-up for cases that do not suffer from any symptoms with a suitable place for isolation.
The number of infections in Kuwait rose yesterday to 14,850 with the registration of 1,048 new cases, compared to 250 cases of recovery, bringing the total number of people recovered to 4,093, and 5 deaths. The number of deaths since the beginning of the crisis has increased to 112.
Yesterday 242 infections were recorded among Kuwaitis which is the highest number of cases recorded among citizens since the beginning of the crisis.
Under the title “And life continues”, the Gulf Health Council issued a guide that includes directives that assist “returning after corona,” and the regulations that must be followed with the return of public life, whether at work, study, tourism, travel, markets, gatherings, and others.