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Kuwait opens drive-through Covid-19 testing centre

Centre at Jazeera Airways' park and fly facility has capacity to carry out 180 tests a day

Kuwait opens drive-through Covid-19 testing centre

The centre, which can receive 15 cars at any one time, will be used to carry out 180 tests a day for people from the six governorates.

Kuwait’s Ministry of Health has opened a drive-through coronavirus testing centre at Jazeera Airways’ park and fly facility at Kuwait International Airport.

Health Minister Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah said the centre, which can receive 15 cars at any one time, will be used to carry out 180 tests a day for people from the six governorates.

The ministry is to work with the Public Authority for the Civil Information to randomly nominate 180 people, representing the different state areas, both males and females, and different age categories, for the tests.

Dr Al-Sabah revealed that SMS' will be sent to the phones of the selected people, which will include all related information about the date, time and location of the testing.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry has ordered pharmacies to sell masks at a price approved by the state, which should not exceed 150 fils a piece.

There are 13,802 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Kuwait and 107 deaths. The country is currently in a nationwide total lockdown until May 30.

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