The decision will take effect from today
The new regulations, which include a 50 per cent reduction in the number of employees, will take effect on Wednesday, January 12. Officials said private companies should reduce their workforce in a similar manner. Only as many employees as are necessary to keep the business and business going should be present in the offices. Employees of nurseries and children’s clubs are required to report for work only if they have been fully vaccinated. Code of Conduct must be fully complied with.
Meetings are only available through online platforms
Events such as business meetings and business conferences should not be held directly for any reason. Online platforms should be used instead. This will also come into effect from Wednesday. But it is not clear to what extent the restrictions apply. Employees and visitors to salons, barber shops and health clubs are required to be fully vaccinated. The General Sports Authority also clarified that participants in sports activities must have completed vaccination.
Decision to tighten inspections
Authorities have tightened inspections at institutions across the country as part of efforts to strengthen Kovid resistance in the country. The inspection is based on the decision of the cabinet meeting. He also directed those concerned to closely assess and report on the Pandemic situation in the country. Based on this, inspections will be made more effective in shopping malls, co-operative societies and supermarkets. Steps will also be taken to ensure that mask understanding and social distance are observed. The ministry also directed those concerned to deploy inspection teams to ensure compliance with regulations in private companies and factories.
The working hours of the institutions will not be reduced
At the same time, the cabinet meeting informed that the working hours of malls, restaurants and supermarkets will not be reduced as part of the Kovid restrictions. At the same time, restrictions on the number of employees should be introduced. Only 50% of passengers are allowed on public transport. However, a government spokesman, Tariq al-Misram, told a cabinet meeting that the restrictions did not apply to taxis. Authorities also said they would suspend fingerprint attendance at offices as part of the restrictions.
Those who do not take the booster will not get immune status
Meanwhile, the cabinet meeting informed that those who have not taken the booster dose or registered for it even nine months after taking the second dose of the vaccine will not be considered as having been vaccinated. At the same time, those who are less than nine months old after taking the second dose and those who have not been exposed to Kovid for 28 days are considered immunocompromised. A government spokesman said the distribution of the vaccine to children between the ages of 11 and 15 would begin in a few weeks.
Air travel is not prohibited
Al-Mizram, meanwhile, said the cabinet meeting had not discussed whether to ban international flights or close the airport in the face of rising Kovid cases in the country. Currently there is no such situation. At the same time, the inspection and quarantine of those coming from abroad will be strengthened. The Cabinet also directed the Ministries of Health and Home Affairs and the General Administration of Civil Aviation to take a final decision on matters including the preparation of the quarantine system.
Every day Kovid patients pass 4000
Meanwhile, more than 4,000 Kovid positive cases are reported daily in Kuwait. On January 11, 4397 people were diagnosed with the disease. The daily figures released by the Ministry of Health indicate that the number of Kovid cases in Kuwait will increase significantly in the coming days. With this, the number of active cases in the country has increased to 24,659. A death due to Kovid was also confirmed in the country yesterday. There are 162 patients in Kovid wards and 15 in the intensive care unit. The test positivity rate is 11.7 percent. The Ministry of Health urged everyone to take health precautions and those with symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath should avoid contact with others.