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Kuwait Cabinet holds extraordinary session, local health status stable

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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 28: The Kuwaiti Cabinet held an extraordinary meeting at Bayan Palace on Sunday, under chairmanship of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. Following the special session, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah stated that the ministers were briefed by the Minister of Health about the global epidemiological situation, particularly after emergence of the new variant of the coronavirus, Omicron, in South Africa and other African countries.

In this respect, the minister of health assured his peers that the health status in the State of Kuwait was stable, noting that there were no coronavirus cases at hospitals’ intensive care units and there was a drop in the infection cases.

However, the minister advised the cabinet with respect of the necessity to take precautions for the arrivals in the country from some countries and update quarantine measures for the coming people for sake of maintaining the relevant positive indexes. The ministers for their part expressed satisfaction at the local stable health situation but urged citizens and residents not to be complacent with respect of adhering to the health conditions, namely wearing masks. Moreover, they affirmed necessity of taking the third booster jab of the anti-coronavirus vaccine for sake of individuals and society’s wellbeing.(KUNA)

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