COVID cases add 582

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Kuwait’s Amiri Di­wan Sun­day termed as “to­tally un­true and fab­ri­ca­tions” re­marks made Mubarak Al-Duwailah

that he briefed His High­ness the Amir about de­tails of his meet­ing with ex-pres­i­dent Muam­mar Ghaddafi.

Min­is­ter of Amiri Di­wan Sheikh Ali Jar­rah Al-Sabah,

in a state­ment, also de­nied His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber AlSabah asked Al-Duwailah to con­vey con­tents of the meet­ing with Ghaddafi to Saudi King Sal­man bin Ab­du­laziz.

Al-Duwailah made the claims dur­ing a TV show with Mo­ham­mad Talal Al-Saeed, aired on June 23, 2020, as well as in a tweet on June 25, 2020.

His re­marks are “to­tally un­true and fab­ri­ca­tions,” as­serted Sheikh Ali. (KUNA)

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His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a ca­ble to Pres­i­dent of Ice­land Gudni Jo­han­nes­son con­grat­u­lat­ing him on his re-elec­tion as head of the State.

His High­ness the Amir ex­pressed good wishes to the re­elected pres­i­dent and his coun­try so it may wit­ness fur­ther de­vel­op­ment and pros­per­ity.

His High­ness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ah­mad AlJaber Al-Sabah and His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Ha­mad AlSabah have sent sim­i­lar ca­bles to Ice­land’s pres­i­dent. (KUNA)

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His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah AlAh­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah ca­bled newly elected Pres­i­dent of

Malawi, Lazarus Chak­w­era, ex­press­ing con­grat­u­la­tions on his elec­tion as head of the State.

His High­ness the Amir ex­pressed good wishes to Pres­i­dent Chak­w­era and his coun­try so it may wit­ness fur­ther de­vel­op­ment and pros­per­tiy.

Their High­nesses the Crown Prince and Prime Min­is­ter, re­spec­tively Sheikh Nawaf AlAh­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and

Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah, ad­dressed ca­bles of iden­ti­cal con­tent to Pres­i­dent Chak­w­era. (KUNA)

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Al­though gov­ern­ment agen­cies are at the core of their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in terms of solv­ing the prob­lems of mi­grant work­ers – es­pe­cially in light of the cur­rent cri­sis that the coun­try is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing as a re­sult of the corona epi­demic; th­ese agen­cies de­layed pay­ments to com­pa­nies which have signed con­tracts with them, par­tic­u­larly the com­pa­nies pro­vid­ing clean­ing work­ers and guards, re­ports Al-Jarida daily quot­ing sources.

Sources re­vealed thou­sands of clean­ing work­ers and guards are reg­is­tered un­der the above­men­tioned com­pa­nies and the gov­ern­ment agen­cies’ de­layed set­tle­ment of dues for th­ese com­pa­nies led to late pay­ment of salaries, while some com­pa­nies even stopped pay­ing the salaries of their work­ers.

KUWAIT CITY, June 29, (Agen­cies): Kuwait Min­istry of Health an­nounced on Mon­day 582 new in­fec­tions with the novel coro­n­avirus (COVID-19) dur­ing the past 24 hours rais­ing the to­tal of con­tam­i­na­tions with the com­mu­ni­ca­ble germ to 45,524.

Health au­thor­i­ties recorded two deaths dur­ing the same pe­riod, putting over­all count of fa­tal­i­ties due to in­fec­tion with the pathogen at 350 since its out­break in the coun­try months ago.

Of­fi­cial spokesper­son of the Min­istry of Health, Dr Ab­dul­lah Al-Sanad, said in a state­ment to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) some of th­ese cases had got­ten close to in­fected per­sons and in­fec­tion source of the oth­ers was be­ing traced.

The up­dated to­tal caseload in­cludes 319 Kuwaiti na­tion­als and 263 ex­pa­tri­ates, Dr Al-Sanad told KUNA.

Giv­ing a break­down of the cases’ dis­tri­bu­tion per dis­trict, Dr Al-Sanad said 158 of the pa­tients were reg­is­tered in Al-Ah­madi, 136 in Al-Jahraa, 115 in Al-Far­waniya, 88 in Hawally and 85 in Al-As­sima (the cap­i­tal).

Cur­rently, there are 145 pa­tients re­ceiv­ing treat­ment at in­ten­sive care wards and count of the con­firmed cases that re­mained un­der med­i­cal trea­ment amounted to 8,861, Dr Al-Sanad re­vealed.

He added that 70 pa­tients were dis­charged from quar­an­tine, dur­ing the past 24 hours, how­ever they would se­quester them­selves at home for 14 days.

The health au­thor­i­ties con­ducted 3,504 swab tests in the past 24 hours, rais­ing the whole count to 382,842, Dr Al-Sanad added.

Ear­lier Mon­day, the Health Min­istry an­nounced re­cov­ery of 819 peo­ple from the coro­n­avirus, bring­ing the tally to 36,313.

Mean­while, Chair­per­son of the Union of Con­sumer Co­op­er­a­tive So­ci­eties Fed­er­a­tion, Fa­had Al-Kashti, called on the Min­istry of Com­merce to abol­ish the “bar­code” sys­tem to al­low con­sumers to shop in a more flex­i­ble man­ner, re­ports Al-Jari­dah daily.

In a state­ment to the daily, Al-Kashti ac­knowl­edged the role played by the co­op­er­a­tive su­per­mar­kets in the coro­n­avirus pan­demic through pro­vi­sion of goods and ser­vices that meet the needs of the gen­eral pub­lic in Kuwait.

“With the com­mit­ment of all co­op­er­a­tive su­per­mar­kets to health re­quire­ments and mea­sures of so­cial dis­tanc­ing, and the be­gin­ning of the sec­ond phase of the re­turn to nor­malcy, the need to sus­pend the “bar­code” sys­tem arises es­pe­cially dur­ing non-cur­few hours, or rather the sys­tem should be im­ple­mented dur­ing the cur­few hours only,” he noted.

He re­quested that shop­ping be al­lowed with­out re­strict­ing con­sumers to their places of res­i­dence, stress­ing that co­op­er­a­tive so­ci­eties are ready to meet the needs of con­sumers.

Per­son­nel of the Min­istry of De­fense, since the very first mo­ments of the novel coro­n­avirus break­out, have scram­bled into ac­tion plac­ing all mil­i­tary and civil re­sources to sup­port State ef­forts against the pan­demic.

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