Cairo: Around 40,000 people in Kuwait have received the vaccine against COVID-19 over the past 10 days through mobile inoculation campaigns, part of the country’s stepped-up inoculation efforts, according to local media.
Kuwait has recently launched mobile vaccination units targeting workers in mosques and in different commercial activities having direct contacts with the general public.
Around 94 per cent of workers at the cooperative societies in the country have received the jabs, according to a health official that did not disclose the total number of those workers.
In addition, around 5,000 workers in mosques have been vaccinated as well as 3,000 banking employees, added Dr Dina Al Dabeeb, the head of the Health Ministry’s Central Directorate for Primary Health Care.
“Workers at markets, commercial complexes, factories and companies of consumer and food products will be vaccinated in the coming period,” she said.
Kuwait, a country of 4.7 million population, kicked off mass vaccinations against COVID-19 in December.
Despite the inoculation campaign and the stringent virus-related restrictions in Kuwait, an uptick in infections has recently been seen in the country.
Kuwait so far has registered a total of 264,198 coronavirus cases and 1,502 deaths.