Kuwait gov’t urges public to abide by health instructions throughout transition

Kuwait government Monday urged the public to abide by preventive health instructions in order to bring about success to a plan aimed at gradually restoring normal life through five phases.

The government, in its meeting chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, urged the public to be socially responsible in order to move to the second phase of the transition to normal life.

The government approved, last Thursday, a five-phase plan aimed at easing restrictions that were imposed due to the spread of coronavirus. Every phase lasts for three weeks, and health authorities will assess every phase before deciding to move to the next, providing compliance by the public.
The cabinet “urges everybody to cooperate and abide by the health instructions for the best interest of the individual and community, and to work as one team to confront this pandemic and defeat it,” Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Anas Al-Saleh said in a statement.

The cabinet members discussed developments of the virus and efforts to confront it, said Al-Saleh, also Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs.

The cabinet, he added, decided to establish an entity with a mandate of following up and implementing the health authorities’ instructions throughout the five phases.

It assigned the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT) to establish a platform to be used by the public to obtain appointments to finish their papers at government departments.

Al-Saleh said the government assigned Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and affiliate companies to build and equip medical wards in halls five, six and eight at the International Fairs Ground in Mishref Area.
The cabinet members, meanwhile, extended support for Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Saud Al-Harbi in the face of an interpellation submitted by MP Faisal Al-Kanderi

Source : Arab Times

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