People vent anger at ‘no-shot’ ban in malls.

The decision issued by the Council of Ministers not to allow people who have not received the two doses of vaccine to what it called ‘gathering’ places has angered a big number of Kuwaitis and residents, reports Al-Seyassah . They – the people who have not been vaccinated and those who have registered on the vaccination electronic link to receive the vaccination months ago and did not receive the date of vaccination yet — have taken to the social media to vent their anger.Several people say what...

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‘Life is precious’ to study COVID effect on people with disabilities.

Director-General of the Public Authority for Persons with Disabilities, Dr Shafiqa Al-Awadi, announced the ‘Life is precious’ campaign studies with scientific research the reality of the corona pandemic and evaluates the impact of the campaign on the people with disabilities, their parents and the community, stressing that this experience is nothing but a shared community responsibility that has enhanced many options and opportunities that would empower people with disabilities and support their...

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8 deaths; 1,661 new infections.

Kuwait Ministry of Health said Sunday eight persons died of coronavirus while 1,661 people tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours. Ministry spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said that the total deaths in the country reached 1,870 and tally of infections topped 339,032. He added 1,466 people recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours to reach 319,885, noting that recovery-to-infection ratio was 94.35 percent.Al-Sanad said 204 Covid-19 patients were receiving treatment in the intensive...

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High ticket prices , low percentage arrivals ‘obstacle’ in expats return.

‘Ban removal decision to revive travel market’In view of the Cabinet decision issued last Thursday to allow non-Kuwaitis to enter the country starting from August, optimism prevailed among the owners of tourism and travel agencies, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily’s staff visited some agencies and airlines to personally look into their current operations, especially since the summer season has started and it is considered the peak season for traveling. In their interview with the daily, the owners...

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‘My body is my choice’ – Forced vaccination an attack on ‘freedoms’.

A number of Kuwaitis gathered at Al-Erada Square to protest the recent decisions of the Council of Ministers which forbids non-vaccinated people from traveling or entering commercial complexes, restaurants, health clubs and beauty parlors and barber shops, reports Al-Qabas daily. The demonstrators organized a vigil calling what they said ‘forced vaccination’ an attack on the freedoms. They were seen holding banners which read ‘No prejudice to our freedoms, no to compulsory vaccination, my body...

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MOH start accepting registration of students between 12 and 15 years to receive vaccination.

https://cov19vaccine.moh.gov.kw/SPCMS/CVD_19_Vaccine_Registration.aspxMOH start accepting registration of students between 12 and 15 years to receive vaccination.Registration will continue for 1 month and vaccination will start in August.

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India-Dubai travel: Passengers who have taken Covishield jabs can return.

The Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine being sold in India under the brand name Covishield is a UAE-approved vaccine, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said on Sunday.The health authority responded to queries from UAE residents on social media as to whether passengers who have taken the Covishield vaccine that is being administered in India would be allowed to travel back as per the new travel protocols.“Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and Covishield are the same vaccines,” read a tweet from the DHA....

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Iran’s sole nuclear power plant undergoes emergency shutdown.

Iran’s sole nuclear power plant has undergone an unexplained temporary emergency shutdown, state TV reported on Sunday.An official from the state electric company Tavanir, Gholamali Rakhshanimehr, said on a talk show that the Bushehr plant shutdown began on Saturday and would last "for three to four days.”Without elaborating, he said that power outages could result. This is the first time Iran has reported an emergency shutdown of the plant in the southern port city of Bushehr. It went online...

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International Yoga Day: Yoga takes us from stress to strength, says PM Modi.

When there are threats to humanity, yoga offers a holistic way of life and takes us from stress to strength and from negativity to creativity, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday during his address on the occasion of the seventh international Yoga Day, even as he announced the launch of M-Yoga app. The app, which will be available in many languages, will show videos on yoga training based on a common protocol..Referring to the benefits of yoga during the Covid-19 pandemic that has wreaked...

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Free vaccination for all from today as new policy rolls out.

India will begin universal vaccination against Covid-19 on Monday, following the Centre’s decision to give free vaccines to the states for the 18-45 years category from June 21, a move that is expected to help in scaling up daily vaccination numbers.The aim of the government is to vaccinate all adults in the country against Covid-19 by the end of this year.“As announced by Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi, the central government will be funding vaccination of the 18-45 years category also. The Centre...

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