KUWAIT, April 25 (KUNA) -- Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Housing Affairs Dr. Rana Al-Fares declared on Saturday delivering a section of Jaber Al-Ahmad Sports Stadium quarantine to the Ministry of Health.
The initiative was taken to back up efforts by the State and health authorities after increase of numbers of infections with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), said the minister in a statement.
Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah attended the handover event.
She praised Kuwait Red Crescent Society for its contribution to building the quarantine and lauded "frontline" volunteers partaking in the fight against the contagion.
Ismail Al-Failakawi, the ministry undersecretary, said in a statement the quarantine was built in three weeks.
The complex includes a field medical center, dormitories for medics and nurses, 5,000 beds, intensive care units and pharmacies.
He explained that the delivered section included 1,250 beds, adding that the other units would be handed over later. (end)