PM urges solidarity and Kuwait will manage the coronavirus crisis standing together



Kuwait will manage the coronavirus crisis as long as it takes, HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said yesterday during a meeting with senior commanders at the defense ministry headed by Deputy Premier and Defense Minister Sheikh Ahmad Mansour Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled appreciated the contributions and cooperation of the private sector in the ongoing efforts to contain the spread of the virus and highly commended the thousands of young Kuwaitis who flocked to centers to volunteer and help the state.

Health Ministry Spokesman Dr Abdullah Al-Sanad warned the slightest sign of easing up in the fight against COVID-19 will spell danger and catastrophe for the Kuwaiti society. He affirmed individuals and institutions have a shared responsibility in protecting the society from the menace of coronavirus, indicating that so far, measures carried out in Kuwait call for optimism and hope. Sanad pointed out that all members of the health force are following proper protocols in addressing any situation connected with COVID-19, indicating that efforts have been successful in managing the crisis.

The ministry of health said in a new statement yesterday said that people coming from 12 countries – Britain, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Italy, South Korea, Spain and the United States will be quarantined. It called on people coming from all other countries to stay at home for 14 days and not to go to work. It advised them also to contact the ministry on the hotline 151.-K.T.