Kuwait Works Ministry builds 5,000-bed COVID-19 quarantine facility

In its move to combat coronavirus (COVID-19), Kuwait has converted a section of the Jaber Al-Ahmad Sports Stadium into a quarantine facility.

Kuwait’s Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Housing Affairs, Dr. Rana Al-Fares, said that the facility will be delivered to the country’s Ministry of Health.

The Kuwait News Agency, quoted the minister, who said that the facility will support the efforts by the state and health authorities, following an increase in the number of COVID-19 infections.

Dr. Al-Fares said that the quarantine facility was built by the frontline volunteers from the Kuwait Red Crescent Society.

Additionally, the undersecretary of the ministry, Ismail Al-Failakawi said that the quarantine facility was built in three weeks. The complex includes a field medical centre, dormitories for medics and nurses, 5,000-beds, intensive care units, and pharmacies.

According to Al-Failakawi, the delivered section includes 1,250 beds, with the remaining units set to be handed over later.

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