No Omicron in Kuwait — prime minister

His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Thursday assured the people of Kuwait that the health situation in the country is stable with no spillover of the new coronavirus strain, Omicron.

The health condition in the State of Kuwait is stable “however we have been following up with utter concern (on developments concerning) the new variant that preoccupied the world over the past days and spilled over to some Gulf states,” His Highness the prime minister said.

He was speaking to reporters during a visit he paid to Al-Udaire’ army base.

There has been not a single case of Omicron in Kuwait, he affirmed, noting that the situation is being closely monitored by the Ministry of Health and the Supreme Emergency Committee of the Coronavirus.

Precautions in place prevent any non-vaccinated person from entering the country, he said, noting that PCR tests have proven effective to stem spillover of the virus to the country

Source: Kuwait News Agency