Kuwait : No sign Delta Coronavirus variant in the country
There are no proven cases in Kuwait thus far of the coronavirus Delta variant, more commonly known as the Indian variant, the Ministry of Health underlined on Saturday. The announcement is based on Ministry of Health findings after an ongoing in-depth laboratory review, according to a ministry statement. An announcement will be made in the event of the presence of any new variants, added the ministry. It went on to urge the public to commit to preventive and health safety measures.
Big vaccination drive underway as Kuwait cleared third shipment of Oxford vaccine. On the first three days of its mass vaccination campaign, the Ministry of Health administered the second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to around 120,000 citizens and residents.
The huge vaccination drive comes as Kuwait authenticated the documents of the third batch of the Oxford vaccine that arrived from Russia back on May 10 and is said to contain around 400,000 doses. To ensure there is no shortage of vaccines, the Ministry of Health authorised the emergency use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Tuesday.
The decision comes after Dr. Basel Al Sabah announced earlier this week that Kuwait has signed deals with US pharmaceutical companies to supply both the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines.