Kuwait, like the rest of the world got caught on the wrong foot between February 24, 2020 and April 27, 2022 for793 days following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, with the efforts of the concerned authorities topped by the Ministry of Health and the citizens and residents Kuwait succeeded in bringing down the rate of infections with minimal losses, reports a local Arabic daily

On February 24, 2020, the first cases of infections were recorded in the country, and on April 27, 2022, the last restrictions related to the epidemic were lifted.

In confirmation of what was published by the local Arabic daily on April 17, the Council of Ministers decided in an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday to remove the remaining restrictions and precautionary measures, provided that they enter into force as of next Sunday, May 1.

The new procedures stipulated that wearing a mask would be optional inside all open and closed places, with a commitment to wearing it for those who have disease symptoms.

Individuals will also be allowed to enter all closed public places, regardless of the status of immunization and without a PCR examination, while the examination for non-vaccinated people has been canceled as a condition for presence in educational institutions and workplaces.

The new measures also abolish the requirement for immunization and a PCR test for all those coming from abroad, regardless of immunization status.

It stipulated that sports fans would be allowed to return to the stadiums completely for those who were not immunized, and that the “Shlonak” application should be used to follow only positive cases.

The decisions included urging worshipers to implement health requirements inside mosques and places of worship, such as bringing a prayer rug, wearing a mask, etc., and being careful to avoid going to the mosque for those who show contagious respiratory symptoms.

The new procedures include updates regarding quarantine and isolation periods for infected people and those who come in contact with them.

It stipulates that the infected person be obligated to home quarantine for a period of 5 days, with the obligation to wear a mask to complete the 14-day period from the date of infection.

As for those in contact, the quarantine period prescribed for them has been canceled regardless of the state of immunization, with their obligation to wear a mask for a period of 14 days from the date of their last contact, and to conduct a PCR examination if symptoms appear within 14 days from the date of contact.

The Cabinet has decided to cancel the formation of the main committee to follow up the implementation of health requirements related to combating the spread of the “Corona” virus, which was issued by Cabinet Resolution No. 800 issued on June 25, 2020.

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