Kuwaiti female police officer contracts coronavirus: MoI

Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior announced yesterday that a female police officer tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The officer was rushed to hospital and her family and colleagues had to undergo medical tests to verify their health conditions, according to a statement by the ministry’s relations and security media department. The test results of the females in uniform has yet to be come out, the statement noted.

It affirmed that all women prisoners have been kept in solitary quarantine since their arrival at the jail pending the completion of routine health procedures, including a comprehensive medical checkup, as per the recommendations of the Ministry of Health. The statement came following a tweet, which went viral on social media, that a female police officer at a women prison contracted the virus along with her family and colleagues as well as the inmates of the prison. The tweet alleged that a number of inmates at a men’s prison were also infected and two of them died of the virus, a claim that was refuted by the Ministry of Interior.

Source : Kuwait Times

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