Kuwait's Council Of Ministers Receives The Latest Updates On Covid-19

21 August 2023 Coronavirus

A weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers was held at Seif Palace on Monday, August 21, 2023, under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. Issa Ahmed Al-Kandari, Deputy Prime Minister for Cabinet Affairs and Minister for National Assembly Affairs, made the following announcements following the meeting: In appreciation of the four new laws issued by His Highness the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and His Highness the Crown Prince, Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Cabinet expressed its deepest gratitude and appreciation.

These laws include:

1. Law No. 71 of 2023, amending Article 2 of Law No. 114 of 2014, pertaining to health insurance for retired citizens.

2. Law No. 118 of 2023, concerning the establishment of companies tasked with constructing and economically developing cities or residential areas.

3. Law No. 119 of 2023, amending specific provisions of Law No. 14 of 1973, which established the Constitutional Court.

4. Law No. 120 of 2023, addressing the process of electing National Assembly members.

In the Cabinet meeting, it was highlighted that these legislations were the outcome of a fruitful collaboration between the government and the National Assembly during the previous session. The Cabinet also commended the efforts of the Parliamentary Government Coordinating Committee in this collaborative process.

Moreover, Dr. Ahmad Abdel-Wahhab Al-Awadi, Kuwait's Minister of Health, presented the latest epidemiological updates to the Council of Ministers. He indicated that the health situation remains stable in the country despite the emergence of the new sub-mutant of Covid EG.5 (EG.5). This variant was identified in Kuwait through epidemiological investigations and genetic sequencing tests.

Currently, no extraordinary measures are required, but those suffering from respiratory infections should avoid interacting with others. He also stressed the importance of adhering to preventive measures for medical staff and visitors to healthcare facilities. Moreover, the Council of Ministers reviewed the recommendation of the Ministerial Committee for Legal Affairs regarding a draft decree amending Decree No. 94 of 2018, which defines the ten electoral districts for municipal council membership.


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