COVID-19 outbreak in Kuwait under control, says Minister of Health

Monday, March 23, 2020

Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah has assured the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Kuwait is manageable.

The ministry is monitoring on daily basis some cases of those who had contacted infected people, Sheikh Basel said in an extraordinary cabinet meeting held Monday at Dar Salwa under the chairmanship of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

He pointed out that the total number of infections in the country jumped today to 189 cases after registering a new case.

A total of 30 of the infected people have completely recovered and left hospitals, he said, noting that there are 10 others who are about to complete their treatment and leave hospitals soon.

The minister, however, warned that the crisis might worsen in the coming two months as the pandemic is still spreading across the world. After these two months, the number of new infections is expected to slow down before taking a downward curve, he projected.

Sheikh Basel said that Kuwait is ready to secure any vaccine for the deadly virus once it becomes available. Kuwait has secured malaria and HID medicines, which are used to help suppress symptoms of the infection, he unveiled.

Meanwhile, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah has assured that Kuwait has huge and ample stockpiles of food and medicine. "We have huge food and medicine stocks, but we have to manage it wisely," he said in an extraordinary cabinet meeting held Monday at Dar Salwa under the chairmanship of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

His Highness the premier, however, urged rationalization of consumption to avoid squandering these stockpiles.

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Saleem Kazi
Friday, March 27, 2020
We all love you Kuwait. Thank you to all in Kuwait authorities to handle this situation so much better then rest of the world. We all are proud of Kuwait. May Allah keep Kuwait safe. Ameen.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
@Catherine Francis

From your posts we can understand your desperation to meet your loved ones. Be aware that nobody in this IIK forum has the authority to decide on when the Kuwait Airport to be opened.
As you are aware, the world is in a turmoil and things are beyond anybody''s control at the moment.
Therefore my advise is that you need to be little patient and let the virus dust settle down for the flights to resume between the countries. It will be a matter of few weeks that you will have a memorable reunion with your loved ones. God bless us all.

Catherine Francis
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
I don’t know why Indians are so selfish when people are separated from their family and with no salary many are suffering. God will never bless people who think like that. If their family is here they’ll talk like this. Indians not infected only people coming from abroad are infected. Not even one community acquired so far. So help others to get safer. God will bless all.

Vijay Mehta
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
A big salute to all involved in acheiving this control

Srinivasa Murthy
Monday, March 23, 2020
Congratulations for excellent measures taken by the Government and controlling the Pandemic so far in a very effective way. We are happy that we are in safe hands.

Monday, March 23, 2020
Thanks to Kuwait Authorities for taking proper precautions in these conditions.

Monday, March 23, 2020
Dear Sir,

What about the Private Organisations which they are not following the orders of Govt to stay at home and work from home, all employees are coming as usual and risking their life as well as their loved ones also. Please consider this issue.....

Sheldon dmello
Monday, March 23, 2020
Thank you kuwait for taking such extreme measure which in return is for everyone''s well being..

Sabbir ahmed Mavli
Monday, March 23, 2020
Duaa and prayers for the Coronavirus end forever. Aameen. Big proud to Kuwait Government and health authorities for strict action and care for timely. More power and courageous to all those are in the land of Kuwait. Allah swt bless you all and country and universe get back to normal. Aameen. Power of prayers are stronger than nuclear power. Keep on zikr,reading and understand holy book of Quran and follow all good deeds will bring peace ,safety,security and stabilities forever Aameen

Catherine Francis
Monday, March 23, 2020
Please let them open the airport for many of us are stranded in India and away from our families

Monday, March 23, 2020
Thats good news
Big salute to Kuwait Government and all staff who are working day & night to during currant crisis.

Mohamed Nizamudeen
Monday, March 23, 2020
May Allah Bless the Rulers of Kuwait for doing such a wonderful job. Long live Kuwait!

Kuwait Resident
Monday, March 23, 2020
It''s better to close Airport for further 2 months. Allow people to exit/departure from Kuwait only and not allow to enter/any new arrivals to Kuwait.

If it opens the entry, this pandemic will come again. As the number of cases in many countries are still spreading and rising.

Saleem Kazi
Monday, March 23, 2020
MashaAllah Kuwait, we all are so proud of you. Thank you so much to authorities for taking care of all the people in kuwait.

indian doctor
Monday, March 23, 2020
Seeing and hearing how some countries r not being able to contain the virus and how efficiently Kuwait is managing the situation calls for applauding...really appropriate the MOH and the MOI in managing the scene..As an expatriate me and my family feel secure too..Thanks again

shaikh admiral
Monday, March 23, 2020
@Indian Resident: unlike your country of course.

Indian Resident
Monday, March 23, 2020
Congratulations Kuwait ... That''s the most swift action and perfect execution ever seen in these conditions. Where the whole world was busy waiting for the pandemic to come inside their household, kuwait is the only country in the work who worked on keeping it off their country. Sincere thanks for the Kuwait Government for making this place safe.

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