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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 26: Kuwait’s concerned government bodies are monitoring the latest developments of the new Coronavirus variant of Omicron, and stand prepared to fight the variant, which is highly spreading around the world, said Government Communication Center Chairman and Government Spokesman Tareq Al-Mezrem on Sunday.
Speaking to KUNA following the anti-Covid-19 ministerial committee’s meeting held at Bayan Palace and presided over by Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah, Al-Mezrem said government agencies are always on high alert for looming virus-bearing developments.
The spokesman urged citizens and residents alike to get a booster jab and to follow health guidelines, especially during social occasions. He underlined that everyone should work together, just as they did before, in order to ensure that health precautions and requirements, including mask-wearing, are absolutely met so that the country’s health stability could be maintained.
Kuwait’s Ministry of Health said on Sunday that Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Causeway drive-through vaccination center would start providing booster shots against coronavirus as of tomorrow, Monday. The service will continue on a daily basis from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. (local time) expect for Saturdays, the Ministry’s Spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said in a news conference.
The third booster jab is provided by Kuwait vaccination center at the fairground in Mishref area every day except for Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. (local time) and Jeleeb sports center without a previous appointment, he noted.
He added that 15 healthcare centers will start providing booster shots tomorrow, but with a previous timing, in addition to 36 other existing centers, thus raising the total number of third jab providers to 51 nationwide.