Around 2,563 passengers entered Kuwait on 53 flights from different destinations between 1 and 5 August, according to General Supervisor for Health Services at the Kuwait International Airport, Dr. Talal AlFadhala, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

Highlighting that 405 PCR tests were conducted at random, he revealed that they targeted persons suspected of coronavirus infections. He added that the public health sector has ensured health employees and clinics are equipped with all the facilities to examine incoming passengers since flights restarted at Kuwait International Airport. He noted that the Ministry of Health has held many successive meetings in cooperation with civil aviation and the relevant ministries to discuss logistical needs, and as a result of the meetings, guidelines were developed for once activities resumed at Kuwait International Airport for the first stage.

Aside from facilitating the training of specialized health personnel to the technicalities of the work mechanism, Dr. AlFadhala noted that many clinics were prepared for PCR examination at all airport terminals taking into account the expected number of arrivals according to the approved work plan.

Moreover, thermal cameras were used to check all passengers, he pointed out, and offices were set up for health registration, placing instruction signs, and making sure there was following of physical distancing.

Al-Fadhala also stressed the use of the ‘Shlonik’ application to outline specific instructions for arriving passengers to follow the quarantine period.