Kuwait: New drive-thru to open for COVID-19 PCR test Kuwait’s Ministry of Health will open a drive-through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing station in Sabhan Area next Sunday, September 20, an MoH official said Thursday. The new station, to open upon instruction of Health Minister Sheikh Dr. Bassel Al-Sabah, will conduct swab tests and is part of the MoH’s efforts to conduct as many tests as possible to contribute to curbing spread of coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Fahad Al-Qemlas, Director of Public Health. The new station will start receiving people at 5:30 p.m. in its initial operation phase while an assessment of the service takes place, he said, before increasing working hours. People wishing to conduct swab tests could make an appointment through the ministry’s website: www.moh.gov.kw. This tool will start working with the operation of Sabhan testing facility. The objective of the appointment is to avoid crowds, he said. Read| Kuwait: 127000 expats will not be able to return back This is the third testing stations following the ones at Jaber Al-Ahmad Stadium and Jazeera’s Park ‘n Fly testing facility, he noted. Al-Qemlas said the previous two facilities were set up and operated by Kuwaiti employees who carried out over 2,700 swab tests per day. The new facility in Sabhan, in full compliance with health and safety measures, could test up to 1,000 people per day at its initial phase, he said. The drive-thru testing stations, he explained, primarily aimed at testing people who were in close contact with infected persons. Al-Qemlas called on people who take swab tests appointment to download “Shlonik” application on their smart phones which provided important information about the pandemic and how to deal with it
WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Kuwait postpones moving to phase 5 The official spokesperson of Kuwait government Tariq Al-Muzrim announced that moving to the 5th phase of return to normal life is postponed until further notice. The fifth phase was to witness the resumption of theatres and cinemas and to allow all social events to be held. Read| Deputy Emir of Kuwait: ‘Everybody equal in front of law’ Kuwait on Monday registered 708 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours. The total number of cases increased to 95,472 and the death toll reaches 563 with 3 new fatality. In the last 24 hours, 506 cases were recovered making the total recovery to 85,501. Those currently receiving treatment at hospitals reached 9,408 patients. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleDeputy Emir of Kuwait: ‘Everybody equal in front of law’ Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.