The Cabinet held an extraordinary meeting this afternoon, Wednesday, under the chairmanship of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled, Prime Minister.
The Cabinet listened to a visual presentation by the Minister of Health and Dr. Buthaina Al-Mudhaf, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Affairs, on the epidemiological situation (Covid-19) in Kuwait, which included an overview of the World Health Organization’s weekly report of the latest developments of the epidemiological situation of the pandemic, which shows the increase in the number of new cases to more. From 40 million cases and the number of deaths to more than 1.1 million deaths, as well as the measures taken by some countries to control the outbreak of the epidemic since the beginning of the current month of October, the details of the number of cases registered in Kuwait daily until the date of October 26, 2020, and the percentage of intensive care occupancy According to age groups and the daily number of deaths, the reasons leading to the continuing spread of the epidemic in the State of Kuwait and the mechanisms and protocols for dealing with the spread of infection and limiting the increase in (Covid-19) cases as a result of reopening the community were presented, and the presentation ended with a number of recommendations.
The Council listened to a visual presentation made by the Minister of Health and Chairman of the Committee for Preparing and Implementing the Appropriate Mechanism for Vaccination Against the Coronavirus on the Operational Plan for Vaccination Against the Virus, which included an explanation of the objectives of the vaccination plan, which are to reduce complications, disease rates, hospital admission rates, relieve pressure on intensive care and reduce deaths, as from The vaccination campaign is scheduled to start with the arrival of the first batch of the vaccine and for a whole year, and the target groups for vaccination have been identified, which are the groups most at risk of developing the disease into serious complications, including the elderly, people with chronic diseases, in addition to the groups most vulnerable to infection, including health care providers. Frontline workers, and basic service providers