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KUWAIT CITY, June 8: The Cabinet listened to an explanation by Minister of Health Sheikh Dr Basel Hmoud Al-Sabah on the latest developments of the spread of the coronavirus on the global and regional levels. He said that the number of infections has reached so far 173 million all over the world, the death toll hit 3,730,000 and the number of vaccine doses distributed across the globe is about 2.99 billion. He also spoke about the country’s latest health situation, based on the statistics that show the instability of the epidemiological situation in recent days due to a remarkable rise in infections and beds’ occupation at hospitals.
At a time when the country is moving to normal life, the Cabinet called on all citizens and residents to continue abiding by health and preventive requirements, noting that the successful plan to return to normal life needs responsibility of all. It called for cooperation of all individuals and institutions of society in order to preserve the health of society and everyone who lives on this good land.
The Cabinet discussed recommendations issued by the ministerial coronavirus committee and assigned the Directorate General for Civil Aviation to resume direct flights with the United Kingdom as of June 13 to be one flight per week. The Cabinet also agreed on re-opening all museums and cultural centers as of June 13, with implementing all health requirements.
Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Minister and Minister of State for Nazaha Enhancement Abdullah Al-Roumi presented a guideline of complaints submitted from the government institutions to the public prosecution or to the anti-corruption body. The Cabinet approved a decree on establishing Kuwait academy for arts and referred it to His Highness the Amir. Then the Cabinet discussed the affairs of the National Assembly and approved a draft law linking the budget of ministries and government departments for the 2020-2021 fiscal year with an additional appropriation worth KD 600 million to the budget of the Ministry of Finance to cover the cost of rewarding the front lines of those assigned to confront the spread of the coronavirus in appreciation of sacrifices.