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Same precautions against diverse COVID variants — Kuwait health minister

June 16, 2021
Kuwaiti Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Bassel Al-Humoud Al-Sabah
Kuwaiti Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Bassel Al-Humoud Al-Sabah

KUWAIT — Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Bassel Al-Humoud Al-Sabah affirmed on Tuesday that facing variants of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) begin with adherence to identical measures for such infections with the mutated virus.

The minister, in a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on sidelines of inaugurating an office of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Kuwait, has indicated that COVID-19 continues to breed diverse mutations, nevertheless combating each strains warrants adopting same health precautions.

He has stressed on necessity of taking vaccines, maintaining physical distancing, wearing mask, cleaning hands, not venturing out except for necessities, also traveling only for pressing needs.

The MoH is currently examining such cases that have been discovered, he added.

The Delta variant, also known as the Indian strain, is expected to prevail in the world for some time, he has added.

Official Spokesperson of the MoH Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad announced on Monday it was confirmed a number of persons were diagnosed as having been infected with the Delta variant locally. — KUNA


June 16, 2021
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