KUWAIT CITY, Jun 8: The Council of Ministers held its weekly meeting this afternoon through video conference chaired by His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled, Prime Minister.
His Highness the Prime Minister informed the parliament at the beginning of its meeting on the content of his positive meeting with both Speaker of the National Assembly Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim and Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council, Counselor Yusuf Jassim Al-Mutawa yesterday.
The Cabinet praised these positive and fruitful meetings, which embody the government’s eagerness and sincere desire to cooperate and constructive work with full transparency for Kuwait and its loyal people.
During these meetings, opinions were exchanged and visions were presented, especially in light of the crisis the country is going through, similar to all countries in the world due to the Corona pandemic, as well as he reviewed government measures and efforts to combat this epidemic.
The Minister of Health explained to the Council the health situation in the country, including data and statistics on the numbers of cases of infections, recovery and death, and the precautionary measures taken by the Ministry of Health to reduce the spread of the virus in the country
The Council took note of the positive indicators resulting from the implementation of the comprehensive ban, the Council expressed its thanks and appreciation to the citizens and expats for their commitment to the comprehensive ban procedures and reviewed the reports of the relevant authorities on the current stage and the return plan also the implementation of the partial ban and the isolation of some areas which are completely under isolation and their commitment to health requirements.
The Cabinet called on citizens and expats to continue to be committed to social distancing and cover mouth and nose to work together as one team to contain the spread of the epidemic as a prelude to moving to the next stages of the plan to return to normalcy.
The Minister of Health explained to the Council the health situation in the country, including data and statistics on the numbers of cases of infections recovery and death, and the precautionary measures taken by the Ministry of Health to reduce the spread of the virus in the country.
The Council also took note of the positive indicators resulting from the implementation of the comprehensive ban.
The Council approved the request of the Ministry of Health and mandated it in coordination with the relevant authorities to quickly establish public health laboratories at the existing Kuwait International Airport, and to establish a clinic for the Preventive Health Unit and a public health laboratory at the new Kuwait airport that is being established, and border ports.
The Council also approved the request of the Ministry of Health and mandated the Ministry of Finance to take the necessary measures to equip the quarantine hotels as institutional quarries for cases that have begun to recover from those infected with the emerging coronavirus, while providing all logistical and service services in them.
The Minister of Oil and the Minister of Electricity and Water informed the Council of the results of his participation in the eleventh meeting of OPEC countries and participating countries outside of OPEC held via video call on Saturday, during which the conditions of oil markets were discussed in light of the outbreak of the Corona pandemic and its impact on oil stocks and prices Oil, and agreeing to continue reducing production at the same current levels and agreed quotas for July 2020.