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KUWAIT CITY, March 21: The Girguian parties, which will be held during the month of Ramadan for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic, will be in accordance with recommendations of the heath authorities in terms of adhering to preventive health measures, reports Al- Qabas daily. The sources told the daily that the health authorities will insist on several precautionary measures at the Girguian parties, the most important of which is mandatory wearing of a face mask, ensuring cleanliness of foods (sweets) and isolating individuals who have come in contact with the person infected with the virus or those who show the symptoms of infection and taking precautionary measures against people with weak immunity.
On the issue of new Corona mutants the sources indicated that this is under constant monitoring by international and regional bodies, indicating that the wave of the Omicron BA2 mutant is predominant in some Asian and European countries and North and South America. The sources noted that the societal immunity resulting from vaccination with the required doses, including the booster dose in Kuwait, is enough to neutralize the severity of the epidemic waves.
Meanwhile, all public schools have officially opened their school canteens in all educational areas except for kindergarten, while the Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Development and Activities, Faisal Al-Maqseed, has approved companies and restaurants eligible to supply food products to schools for the 2021-2022 scholastic year, reports Al-Rai daily. According to the decision seven food companies have the approval to supply food items to canteens under the supervision of the Public Authority for Food and Nutrition. The products vary between white and brown bread, biscuits, dairy products, juices, nuts, pies and cold sandwiches, in addition to fruits and vegetables of all kinds