KUWAIT CITY, April 11: The Social Development Sector of the Ministry of Social Affairs has reportedly informed the private nurseries catering for the disabled all over the country that all preparatory measures must be completed between June and August in preparation for the resumption of the activities to receive children, reports Al-Jarida daily. The daily has learned from reliable sources that the Minister of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy, and the Minister of Social Affairs and Community Development, Dr Misha’an Al-Otaibi has sent a letter to the Minister of Health Dr Basil Al-Sabah to prioritize vaccinating employees and workers of private nurseries against COVID-19.
According to the letter, a copy of which has been obtained by the daily, Al-Otaibi has called on Dr Al-Sabah to include nurseries’ owners and workers, especially nurseries concerned with the affairs of people with disabilities of all nationalities within the priority of the plan to grant vaccinations in preparation for their safe opening, scheduled for next September.
Moreover, the Social Affairs sources said out of serious concern for the health and safety of children, and not exposing them to the risk of contracting the coronavirus, the Ministry has introduced a set of conditions and controls for receiving the children in nurseries, such as sterilization of all buildings, and the determining the number of students in each class, as well as adhering to the rules of social distancing and preventing their mixing as much as possible. The sources indicated among the requirements are also the organized entry and exit of children and not allowing them to mix.