Kuwait sees ‘unprecedented’ COVID-19 wave, says minister. Last week, the country's infections hit all-time high amid renewed curbs
31 January 2022, 12:00 AM
12 March 2022, 12:00 AM
Kuwait is experiencing a "high, unprecedented” wave of COVID-19 infections, the country’s Health Minister Dr Khalid Al Saeed was quoted as saying.
More than 5,000 infections on a daily average were registered in January, which are more than double the Delta variant cases that were previously recorded, the minister added, according to Al Jarida newspaper.
He voiced confidence that with efforts of health workers and compliance with health precautions, Kuwait will “get out of this crisis”.
The Kuwaiti government has also decided to temporarily halt all social events held at indoor places starting from January 9 until February 28.
From Jan. 9 to Feb. 28, Kuwait suspended all social events in closed areas, according to a decision of the government, the center said.
The decision will be re-examined in light of the epidemiological situation, it added.
Meanwhile, all incoming travelers are required to provide a PCR certificate with a negative result, taken at a maximum of 72 hours before their flight's departure time.