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‘Curfew is not under discussion again’; Kuwait High Level Ministerial Committee clarifies policy

KUWAIT CITY: A high-level cabinet committee has said it will not impose a new curfew on the country in the wake of the Kovid expansion. He said the aim was to overcome the crisis by reducing the working hours of malls and other places and vaccinating as many people as possible.

Kuwait is also experiencing a global vaccine shortage. The same situation will continue in July, but it is expected to be available in August and September. Defense Minister Sheikh Hamad Al Ali, who is also chairman of the Corona Emergency Committee, said a meeting would be convened next week to discuss strengthening the alternative system.

He also requested for maximum cooperation with preventive measures in the face of increasing number of Kovid victims in hospital wards. Ahmed al-Hamad, meanwhile, called on Kuwait to approve all vaccines approved by the World Health Organization. Currently, only 4 vaccines are approved in Kuwait. Vaccines approved in some countries are not on the list approved by Kuwait. Therefore, he said, many people, including domestic workers from such countries, could not enter Kuwait.

Kuwait’s position that foreigners who have not been vaccinated will not be allowed to enter is on the right track. Vaccines approved by Kuwait alone will not meet the demand in countries around the world. Hamad said the solution was to allow those who had been vaccinated with other vaccines approved by the World Health Organization to enter Kuwait.

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