Arabic local newspaper Alrai reported that With the continuation of work on the plan to confront the “Corona” crisis, and the recent call by the Council of Ministers to seriously adhere to all instructions and guidelines to reduce the risks of the epidemic and avoid the continuation of the unfortunate developments that affected the countries of the world and their complications, and in light of raising the degree of preventive health precautions, is Kuwait safe food in case A second wave of the Corona virus struck the world, and the exporting countries were forced to close their borders as a precaution, as they did before? In this regard, the sources clarify that the previous months that Kuwait lived, especially in the early days of the crisis, drew a road map for the concerned authorities in dealing with the crisis.
In this regard, the Ministry of Trade and Industry foreseen the views of the relevant authorities, foremost of which is the Kuwait Catering Company and the Federation of Associations, its pre-preparedness to fill any shortage in food and health products, in the event of a second wave of Coronavirus, and this includes two scenarios, namely the disruption of commodity supply flows around the world, and their complete halts.
he sources confirmed that “the state possesses a food stock of major commodities with a long-term validity ranging from 6 to 12 months, and may exceed a year, while it has a large balance of all food commodities sufficient to cover any withdrawals.”
The sources indicated that “the concerned authorities have shown wide satisfaction with their ability to absorb any scenario, even the worst, thanks to the durability of the strategic reserve, which is constantly being strengthened at rates higher than normal.”
She pointed out that «it was agreed to continue implementing the contingency plans of the Ministry of Trade that were approved at the beginning of the spread of Corona, especially as it proved to be effective in covering the broad consumer demand and absorbing very high withdrawals, without being matched by any exposure to either the supply or the stock balance. The Strategist ».
Kuwait imported about 26,317 tons of fresh, chilled and frozen meat in the period from March to September, while the same period of fresh, chilled and frozen chicken imported about 86,762 tons.
Of the live livestock, Kuwait imported 2.128 million head, while the import of onions during this period amounted to about 75510 tons, with a daily stock of 2023 tons, in addition to 828.235 million masks, in addition to 33178 tons of tomatoes and 18.42 thousand tons of lemons.