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Kuwait follows up on global monkeypox developments

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Cabinet on Tuesday said that the country has not seen any cases of monkeypox as of Tuesday, the Cabinet said, adding that stringent precautions are already in place to keep the illness at bay. Holding an extraordinary meeting to discuss the virus, Health Minister Dr Khaled Al-Saeed analyzed global statistics on the spread of monkeypox, which show that the virus has appeared in a growing number of countries.

On national commitments towards Kuwait’s food security, the Cabinet reviewed the objectives of an ad hoc ministerial committee tasked with looking into the matter, which include efforts to ensure the adequate availability of main commodities. The Cabinet went on to wish the newly elected Municipal Council success as the body seeks to bring the wishes and aspirations of Kuwaitis to fruition.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet ratified on Tuesday, in an extraordinary meeting at Seif Palace headed by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, a decree naming several members to be appointed to the Municipal Council. The official Twitter account of the Council of Ministers announced the names of the appointed members as follows: Ismael Behbehani, Sharifa Al-Shalfan, Alyaa Al-Farsi, Abdullatif Al-Deai, Munira Al-Amir and Farah Al-Roumi. It added that the decree was conveyed to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, wishing all members success in fulfilling their duties towards their country. – KUNA

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