Home About Kuna Advertise Contact Us Kuna's Bureaus Services Term Of Use
Register Login
facebook Twitter Youtube rss
Spain's Constitutional Court suspends Catalonia referendum seeking independence      Bahrain sentence nine convicts to life in prison, revokes their citizenship      ISIL gets closer to Syrian-Turkish borders, say reports
  Health
No need to panic over coronavirus - MoH
14/11/2013   |   11:48 PM | Kuwait News
تصغير الخطالشكل الأساسيتكبير الخط
Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Health Minister Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah in a press conference
Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Health Minister Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah in a press conference
(With photos) KUWAIT, Nov 14 (KUNA) -- Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Health Minister Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah urged Thursday public clam after the discovery of the second of infected case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
In a press conference, Sheikh Mohammad said that there is no cause for panic or concern over the spread of the virus, noting that the Ministry has taken all required measures to contain the disease and treat the infected cases.
He admitted that the Arab Gulf region is home to 80 percent of the registered cases, but the virus does not spread at large scale.
There are only 165 registered the infected cases worldwide, he unveiled. Sheikh Mohammad asserted that his ministry is keen on updating the public with all developments related to the disease in a transparent way.
He stated that the undersecretaries of the health ministries in Gulf Cooperation Council member states will hold a meeting on November 23 in Riyadh to study the latest developments regarding the coronavirus spread and treatment. Kuwait reported its first two cases of the deadly MERS coronavirus on Wednesday, the fifth Gulf Arab country the strain has emerged in since the outbreak began in neighboring Saudi Arabia last year.
The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which can cause coughing, fever and pneumonia, has been reported in people in the Gulf, France, Germany, Italy, Tunisia and Britain. Oman reported its first case last month and the sufferer died on Sunday.
Scientists say they believe dromedary camels in the Middle East may be the animal "reservoir" which is fuelling the outbreak. (end) shd.tb.ibi KUNA 142348 Nov 13NNNN
 Print
  Email
 Save
Share
Share
Honoring Kuwait 2014


KUNA publishes a book titled (His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah: A Humanitarian Leader) to commemorate the UN honoring of Kuwait's leader

kuna magazine


Most Read Most Emailed  
1.   400 ISIL militants killed in int'l alliance attacks
2.   Saudi Arabia calls on Int'l community to protect Palestine
3.   Kuwait crude oil price down to USD 93.78 pb
4.   Industrial, Commercial Bank of China opens Kuwait branch
5.   Social media and fish marketing ... a new Kuwaiti trend
6.   Kuwait fully committed to UNSC resolution 2178 -- Foreign Minister
    Photo Gallery

His Highness Amir's envoy delivers letter to UAE pres.

KISR Director-General Dr. Naji Mohammed Al-Mutairi and Dr. Ahmed Saleh Al-Athari from PAAET signing the cooperation agreement

"KUNA Junior"

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received the credentials of new-appointed ambassador of Vietnam

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received the credentials of new-appointed ambassador of Pakistan

OPEC

Kuwaiti Consul General in Hong Kong Khalid Al-Mutairi

Abdulreda Al-Ramzi, the director of the society information bureau

Under-Secretary of the UAE Ministry of Energy Matar Al-Neyadi

Chief Executive Officer of Sabaek company Rajab Hamed

Chairman of the Finance financial and administrative committee Justice Tareq Al-Shimaimri

Head of the Arab Group at the IAEA and Kuwait Permanent Delegate to IAEA Sadiq Marafi

World Tourism Day 2014

Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani

HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah meets Iraqi President Dr. Fuad Massoum

Kuwaiti Ambassador to Algeria Saud Faisal Al-Diweesh

Dr. Al-Hazza gave His Highness the Amir ARCO's highest medal known as "the medal of Abu Bakr Al-Sedeeq"

KRCS, ARCO honor His Highness the Amir on UN award

Chairman of the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer

KRCS, ARCO honor His Highness the Amir on UN award

Dr. Riyadh Al-Faras

head of Kuwait's delegation Minister of State for Housing Affairs Yasser Abul

Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE)

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Publications

WEATHER
PRAYER
CURRENCIES
KUWAIT AIRPORT
    Calendar
About KUNA KUNA SERVICES USEFUL LINKS KUNA ARCHIVE KUNA PUBLICATIONS
Home
About Kuna
Advertise
Contact Us
Kuna's Bureaus
Services
Term Of Use
Read The Whole Newscast
Pictures (during the week)
FTP Service
KUNA training center
KUNA Reader
SMS Services
الكويت فى ذاكرة الأيام
Job Application
Careers
Arab News Agencies
International News Agencies
Governmental Institutes
Banks in Kuwait
News Paper
Local Companies
other useful links
Prayer Times
News Archive
Other News Services
Today In Kuwait's History
Events
Training Sessions
Videos
All KUNA right are reserved © 2012. This site is designed and published by IDS