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Okays on AstraZeneca; 1,709 more infected

KUWAIT CITY, June 10: The Ministry of Health announced it has adopted measures to possibly valuate the antibodies of the emerging corona virus (Covid-19) within a specific data that has been approved and not to evaluate or measure the number of antibodies after vaccination. The ministry said in a press statement some of these analyses detect different types of IgG-IgM antibodies, so they do not have the ability to detect special antibodies resulting from vaccination.

In a related context, the ministry said the Oxford vaccine, which is produced in Russia, is licensed and approved by the AstraZeneca company and that the manufacturing process and all procedures are under its supervision because it is the licensing company. With regard to the Oxford- AstraZeneca vaccine, the ministry stated that it has received the third batch of the vaccine after the results of its samples matched the technical specifications and ensured that they were stored in accordance with the approved temperatures and storage conditions. The sources confirmed the effectiveness of the first dose of the Oxford vaccine increases with the extended period of the second dose to more than 12 weeks, as indicated by scientific studies and realistic statistics.

Meanwhile, Kuwait’s Ministry of Health on Thursday declared 1,709 more infections of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, pushing the caseload to 323,357. People who recovered from the virus hit 1,316 in the same period, taking total recoveries to 306,232, Spokesman for the Ministry Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad told KUNA. The death toll from the virus climbed to 1,810 after registering four mortalities in the corresponding period, Al-Sanad stated. He noted that 15,315 patients are hospitalized, in addition to 160 cases at intensive care units. Total medical swabs has climbed to 2.71 million after conducting 12,669 in 24 hours, he said, indicating that the ratio between recoveries and swabs is 13.49 percent today. Al-Sanad renewed call for both citizens and residents to abide by health precautions and physical distancing, as well as avoid gatherings. He further urged the public to follow up official accounts of the ministry and the state’s bodies to be briefed on guidelines and recommendations in order to control the spread of the virus

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