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.