Kuwait government raises alarm about Covid-19

Kuwait government raises alarm about Covid-19

Kuwait government raises alarm about Covid-19

The Kuwaiti cabinet, during its weekly meeting at Seif Palace on Monday, reiterated the call for the citizens and expatiates to take seriously the epidemic situation of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country in the run-up to winter.

The meeting, chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, was briefed by Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basel Hmoud Al-Sabah on the latest developments of the second wave of the contagion of the illness.

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Sheikh Dr. Basel noted that over 40 million people contracted the illness and 1.116 million others died of it around the globe.

He also put the cabinet members in the picture about the health situation in Kuwait, including the latest statistics of infections, deaths, hospitalizations and recoveries, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Khaled Al-Saleh told reporters following the meeting.

The cabinet members urged all citizens and expatriates in Kuwait to realize the seriousness of the situation as winter approaches and continue committing themselves to the public health precautions and preventive measures, notably social distancing, avoiding crowded areas, and putting on facemasks.

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