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Vaccines for children due in Kuwait very soon; Health situation at schools “satisfactory”

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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 10 Vaccines against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for persons aged between five and 11 are expected to arrive in Kuwait in the coming few weeks, an official of the Ministry of Health announced on Monday. Dr. Mustafa Redha, the MoH Undersecretary, said the department had made contracts with vaccination-producing companies to secure the doses for the age categories between five and 11 years. He was addressing the media at Seif Palace after the weekly Cabinet session. These vaccines, accredited by international medical organizations, are expected in Kuwait in the coming few weeks, he affirmed.

Kuwait Government Spokesman Tareq Al-Mizrem said on Monday the health authorities keep a close watch on the cases of infection with coronavirus (Covid-19) at schools countrywide. “The health situation is generally satisfactory,” he affirmed at a presser following the weekly cabinet meeting chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. There is a constant coordination among the ministries of Health, Education and Higher Education, as well as the Secretariat of the University Council, Kuwait University, and the Public Authority of Applied Education and Training, regarding the next steps needed in the coming stage, he pointed out. Al-Mizrem recalleed that the Covid-19 Ministerial Emergency Committee met last Thursday in the presence of Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Ali Al-Modhaf to explore ways for keeping the stability of the health situation at educational institutions.

(KUNA)

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