Kuwait: The Kuwait on Wednesday confirmed its first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) said that the variant was detected in a European citizen who came from an African country.
Speaking to KUNA, Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said the traveler had received both dosages of the COVID-19 vaccine previously and now he is under institutional quarantine.
He added that the ministry has taken necessary precautions since several nations announced discovering the new variant.
Currently, the COVID-19 pandemic situation in Kuwait is stable, according to Al-Sanad, however, citizens and residents have been advised to take the booster shot to help the ministry curb the spread.
Kuwait on Wednesday recorded 18 recoveries, one death and 33 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the cases to a total of 413,588 in Kuwait.
On November 26, 2021, countries around the world have closed their borders with African countries after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Omicron a variant of concern.