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Quarantine to replace flight ban?

KUWAIT: Health sources said there is a possibility to lift a ban on citizens of 35 countries from entering Kuwait after the implementation of institutional quarantine, provided that hotels are available and arrivals have valid residency permits. This comes after the Cabinet’s decision to implement institutional quarantine on all arrivals from Feb 21, Al-Qabas daily reported yesterday.

Sources said the health ministry is coordinating with companies producing vaccines, such as AstraZeneca and Pfizer, to supply the country with COVID-19 vaccines, as the ministry aims at vaccinating up to 10,000 people daily.

They said a shipment of the Pfizer vaccine will arrive next week, but in limited quantities. The sources added the number of vaccinated people is small, while the ministry seeks to inoculate the largest number of people possible amid fears of the arrival of COVID variants into the country.


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