Ministerial coronavirus emergency committee meeting
Gov't: epidemic situation in Kuwait is stable
KUWAIT-- The epidemic situation in the Kuwait is stable, the government affirmed Monday, but urged the public to remain vigilant after the emergence of new coronavirus variant, known as Omicron, in several countries.
In statements to KUNA following a meeting of the ministerial coronavirus emergency committee, Head of the Center for Government Communication and the Government Spokesperson Tareq Al-Mezrem urged citizens and residents to take the booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine and to abide by the relevant health requirements.
He added that the coronavirus committee would continue its meetings to follow up and reassess the situation after reports about the detection of the Omicron variant in the region and the world.
At the advent of the meeting, Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah updated the committee about the coronavirus situation in Kuwait, Al-Mezrem said.
Dr. Basel assured the committee that the situation is stable thanks to the efforts exerted by the Health ministry and all government ministries and bodies to implement the cabinet decisions and recommendations to counter the coronavirus spread.
Al-Mezrem pointed out that the committee also reviewed the reports from other government bodies about their views of the situation and assessment of the public abidance by health measures.
The government spokesperson called on all citizens and residents to abide by coronavirus preventive measures, especially wearing facemasks and taking the vaccine.
He pointed out that fully vaccinated people can get the booster shot at the vaccination centers without prior appointments.
This is an important step for increasing people protection from the virus and retaining the stability of the health situation in the country, he concluded.