Arabic local newspaper Alqabas reported that The Council of Ministers held its weekly meeting, this afternoon, at Seif Palace under the chairmanship of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled, Prime Minister.

The Minister of Health, Sheikh Dr. Basil Al-Sabah, explained to the Council of Ministers the latest developments and developments related to the global epidemiological situation, in light of the spread of the second wave of the epidemic in a number of countries of the world and the increase in the number of injuries to more than 40 million and deaths to more than one million and 116 thousand people.

The Council also took note of the health situation in Kuwait, based on the indicators and statistics of the total number of injuries, recoveries, deaths and those receiving treatment, which indicate the increasing numbers of injuries and deaths.

The Cabinet again called on all citizens and residents to remedy the seriousness of the epidemiological situation, whose dangers are increasing, with the approaching winter season to limit its spread inside the country, by continuing to take all precautionary measures and preventive measures in implementation of health requirements in this regard, the most prominent of which is avoiding mixing. And wearing masks and maintaining physical distancing to preserve the health of individuals and the safety of society.

The Council of Ministers decided to form a committee headed by the Environment Public Authority, and the membership of each of the «Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Public Works, Kuwait Municipality, Public Authority for Industry», to address all conditions and violations related to health and industrial waste in the existing industrial areas, and to develop root solutions to ensure that liquid waste is not linked Health and industrial sectors with public networks of rain and sewage waste, in accordance with the legal and environmental requirements and texts stipulated in Article (35) of Environmental Protection Law No. (42) of 2014 and its amendments. For its part, the Council condemned the announcement by the Israeli authorities of their intention to build approximately five thousand settlement units in the occupied West Bank, and the Council made clear that these Israeli practices and their insistence on settlement expansion come as an end to the violation of international legitimacy resolutions, especially Resolution 2334, and undermine efforts aimed at reaching a comprehensive and lasting solution to the issue. The Palestinian Authority called on the international community to fulfill its duties by taking action to stop such practices.