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Kuwait to lift most of covid restrictions from February 20

16.02.2022 127 просмотров

Trade establishments, theaters, cinemas and banquet halls can now be visited by both vaccinated against covid and those who are not vaccinated.


The government of Kuwait has adopted a resolution according to which, from February 20, most restrictive measures related to the COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus are canceled in the country. This was announced on Monday evening at a press conference by the head of the Cabinet of Ministers, Sheikh Sabah Khaled al-Hamad al-Sabah.

“Through the efforts of medical personnel, the State of Kuwait managed to overcome another wave of the coronavirus pandemic with minimal damage for the economy, health and public life <…>. The Cabinet of Ministers has decided to lift the main restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. In particular, retail establishments, theaters, cinemas and banquet halls can now be visited by both those who are vaccinated against covid and those who are not vaccinated. Public events, including weddings and conferences, are again allowed to be held both indoors and outdoors,” the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA quoted the prime minister as saying.

In addition, the emirate is fully resuming its work mosques, and students under the age of 16 who have not been fully vaccinated (three doses) will be able to attend classes without mandatory weekly PCR testing.

Mandatory PCR testing and quarantine will also be lifted for all arrivals in Kuwait who fully vaccinated with any of the country-approved anti-COVID-19 drugs. However, arrivals with fewer than three coronavirus vaccinations will be required to present a negative PCR test result taken no later than 72 hours upon arrival, and then go into a seven-day quarantine.

In addition, from March 13 for government agencies, the requirement, introduced on January 12, according to which no more than 50% of employees can be in the workplace, will be canceled. 903 patients have already recovered, 2,521 people have died from the consequences of infection. More than 3.3 million people in Kuwait received the first dose of the vaccine against covid, at least 3.2 million people received the second dose, more than 813 thousand people received the booster. >stressed that at the moment the coronavirus pandemic in the emirate "is on the way to completion."

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