The Main Committee to monitor the implementation of the requirements related to combating the spread of the “Corona” virus announced that it will work to implement the Cabinet’s decision as of next Sunday, regarding allowing recipients of the anti-Corona vaccine and groups exempted from receiving the vaccine to enter commercial complexes with an area of more than 6,000 square meters, dining halls, cafes, health clubs and salons.
Deputy Chairman of the Committee and Director General of Kuwait Municipality Ahmed Al-Manfouhi said, in a statement carried by Kuwait TV, that the committee met yesterday to implement the Cabinet’s decision regarding the necessity of restricting entry to major complexes, health institutes, restaurants and salons to the “vaccinated.”
He stressed that the decision will be implemented as of next Sunday, “and we have taken the necessary mechanisms to implement through the help of the Brotherhood in the military services to assist the field teams in implementing the decision.”
He added, “We need during the next two months to intensify the implementation of the cabinet’s decision and the application of health requirements, in the hope that we will reach the rate of achieving community immunity by increasing the percentage of vaccinated people.”
In a statement to KUNA, Al-Manfouhi explained that the field teams of the concerned government agencies will be present at the entrances to the commercial complexes, in cooperation and coordination with the owners of the complexes.
He pointed out that citizens and residents must download the “My Identity” application issued by the Public Authority for Civil Information or the “Manna” application issued by the Ministry of Health on their smartphones, and show this to the field teams in the malls to be allowed to enter.
And he indicated that the field teams will continue their field visits to restaurants, cafes, health clubs, and women’s and men’s salons, to ensure that all visitors to these places apply health requirements and those who have taken the approved vaccine in Kuwait.
Al-Manfouhi called on everyone to extend a hand of cooperation with field teams by committing to implementing the cabinet decision, in order to prevent and preserve the health and safety of shopping mall visitors and prevent the spread of the “Corona” virus.
He praised the work and effort made by all concerned government agencies to implement the decisions of the Council of Ministers with the aim of achieving community immunity by increasing the proportion of vaccinated citizens and residents inside Kuwait, and relieving pressure on the health system in the country.
3 categories in «immunity»
For his part, Director of the Information Systems Department at the Ministry of Health, Ahmed Al-Gharib, announced in a statement to KUNA, that the department has prepared and activated the application of the “immunity” program to facilitate the citizen and resident access to the approved vaccine in Kuwait, whether one dose or two doses.
Al-Gharib explained that “there are three categories registered in the (immunity) application, the first in green for everyone who received two doses of the vaccine and 14 days passed, and the second category in yellow for everyone who received one dose of the vaccine or had an infection with the Corona virus and 10 days after it passed. The infection period is 90 days, and the third category is in red for everyone who has not received the vaccine or has an infection with the Corona virus.”
He pointed out that “the Ministry of Health has introduced a new feature in the application that allows its users to view the results of the PCR smears, as the date of the last three months of the results of the smears carried out by each person will appear.”
He stated that the “Immunity” application and the “My Identity” program issued by the Civil Information Authority will enable the field teams of the concerned government agencies to ensure that citizens and residents receive the vaccine to implement the Cabinet decision.
The “immune” of 4 categories enter the complexes, restaurants, cafes, salons and clubs
As of next Sunday, “unvaccinated” citizens and residents who have not been vaccinated will not be able to enter the halls of restaurants and cafes, health clubs, salons, and major commercial complexes with an area of more than 6,000 square meters, according to the decision of the Council of Ministers.
As for the “immune”, they are determined by a previous decision of the Council of Ministers, and they are:
1 – Who received two doses of the vaccination.
2- Whoever received a single dose and more than 14 days have passed since it.
3- A person who was infected with the virus and did not recover from it for more than 90 days.
4- Those who are exempt from vaccination for health reasons.