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Coronavirus variant XBB.1.5 detected in Kuwait

Corona Update Kuwait City 20 Jan 23
Coronavirus variant XBB.1.5 detected in Kuwait
Kuwait detects first case of Covid-19 variant XBB.1.5. Kuwait’s ministry reassured that the epidemiological situation is stable on Wednesday.
Event Location
Kuwait, Kuwait
Kuwait City
Start Time
20 January 2023, 12:00 AM
End Time
28 February 2023, 12:00 AM

The Kuwait Ministry of Health has reported that it has detected the first case of the XBB.1.5 coronavirus variant.

In a statement, the ministry said that the indicators of the epidemiological situation in the country witness stability, renewing the call for adherence to prevention guidelines, especially in light of preliminary information regarding the ease of transmission of this variant, which was discovered according to genetic analyzes in more than 30 countries around the world.

The ministry also pointed out that the emergence of such variants is expected and does not cause concern, adding that there is a close follow-up of the epidemiological situation by the advisory team on coronavirus developments.(KUNA)

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