650 nurses stranded in India return to Kuwait and they will work in health facilities fighting coronavirus pandemic, according to the instructions from the Health ministry
Kuwait , Kuwait
13 June 2020, 12:00 AM
30 June 2020, 12:00 AM
Some 350 nurses who were stranded in India are due to arrive in Kuwait Friday, after the return of 300 others Thursday, according to Al Jarida reports.
Sources told Al Jarida that these returnees will work in health facilities according to needs of public and field hospitals fighting the coronavirus pandemic, according to the instructions of the Minister of Health Dr Basil Al Sabah.
The Health Ministry provided them with housing in the Jaber Al Ahmad area for two days, until the results of their laboratory tests are released. They will be accommodated in their original homes after ensuring that they are tested negative for COVID-19.
Continuous coordination with the Indian authorities led to the return of the stranded nurses, who left Kuwait before the coronavirus outbreak and were stranded in their country, the sources said.
Kuwait confirmed 609 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, taking the total number of infections in the country up to 34,432. Meanwhile the Ministry of Health said four more people had died from the Covid-19 virus, bringing the death toll in the country up to 279 since the outbreak of the pandemic.