COVID-19: Kuwait shuts down children's summer clubs

World Tuesday 13/July/2021 10:30 AM
By: Times News Service
COVID-19: Kuwait shuts down children's summer clubs
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Muscat: Kuwait has decided to shut down all summer clubs with children activities as of July 25, 2021 until further notice to limit the spread of COVID-19.

"The cabinet on Monday assigned the Ministry of Defence and Kuwait Petroleum Corporation to harness their hospitals to support the health system in the country. The cabinet also decided to shut down all summer clubs with children activities, effective from next Sunday July 25 until further notice," Kuwait New Agency (Kuna), said in a statement.

The decisions were made during the weekly cabinet meeting, held earlier under the direction of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah at Seif Palace.

On the advent of Eid Al-Adha, the Cabinet congratulated His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as well as Kuwaitis and expats on this occasion, wishing happy returns of this joyful occasion, Foreign Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Sabah said after the meeting. The Cabinet decided that the Eid holidays will start on July 18 until 22.

Within the government's attention to follow up on the latest developments of the COVID-19 situation, the cabinet listened to a presentation made by Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basel Hmoud Al-Sabah on the numbers of infections, deaths and recoveries in all governorates. He added that the rate of recovery exceeded 94 per cent, pointing to a rise in the deaths amongst unvaccinated people, and patients in the hospitals and in the Intensive Care Units.

The minister also praised the cabinet for all efforts made by the ministry's staff in order to combat the pandemic and the coronavirus variant strains as well as in completing vaccination amongst all segments.

The cabinet urged citizens and expats for cooperation and to continue abiding by health guidelines to help ensure the health sectors to overcome this crisis with minimal losses.