Face masks back in Kuwait amid rise in COVID-19 infections. Indoor mask rule could return in case COVID-19 cases continue to rise
21 June 2022, 12:00 AM
30 June 2022, 12:00 AM
The Kuwaiti government has instructed healthcare workers to wear face masks following a noticeable increase in the daily COVID-19 infections, local media reported on Saturday.
The ministry has issued a circular making it mandatory for all employees in all its facilities to wear a mask, while attributing the decision to the current epidemiological situation in the country.
According to Arabic daily Al Anba, the health authorities may issue a decision to make the use of face mask mandatory in all indoor places in case COVID-19 infections increased further.
In May 2022, after nearly three years of COVID-19 restrictions, Kuwait revoked all COVID-19 restrictions in the country.
All public institutions and places can be accessed regardless of one’s COVID-19 vaccination status and PCR tests are no longer a requirement at workplaces and educational institutions.