January 10, 2022 healthcare

Health urges emergency-only travel; Quarantine period may be cut


(Agencies): The daily coronavirus (COVID-19) infections are still registering unprecedented high numbers, Kuwait’s Ministry of Health announced on Sunday. It called on citizens and expats to restrict travelling abroad to emergency cases only, and called on travellers coming from abroad to abide by the health quarantine regulations, and avoid contacting others until quarantine ends, the Ministry added in a statement today. The Ministry specialized teams are closely monitoring the COVID-19 cases inside the hospitals and COVID-19 intensive care units, and is following up with the treatment and preventive protocols in the country’s health institutions, it added, noting that beds’ capacity is within the capacity of the health system.

It advised not to contact others in case of one experiencing any symptoms of (runny nose- sneezing- coughing-sore throat), or in case of experiencing headache, fever, or fatigue, as we all share a joint responsibility towards the current health conditions, and with proper cooperation will pass it safely, it said. Although Kuwait has recorded unprecedented number of infections since the outbreak of the epidemic, government sources said there is a tendency to reduce the quarantine period for people infected with the virus and those who come in contact with them, reports Al-Qabas daily.

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