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Kuwait to ‘double-check’ all travelers from Egypt, Syria for coronavirus

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Kuwait’s ministry of health announced on Sunday that it will test all travelers coming from Egypt and Syria via all airlines for the coronavirus both upon departure from the two countries and arrival in Kuwait, state news agency KUNA reported.

The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Mustafa Redha, said the precautionary measures include not allowing passengers with high temperatures to board flights headed to Kuwait without a negative PCR test on the day of the flight and their body temperature returning to normal range.

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Kuwait confirmed on Sunday a new case of coronavirus, bringing the total to 46 people.

Travelers who don’t have high temperatures are required to fill a medical form and upon arrival at Kuwait International Airport their temperatures will be tested again at the airplane’s gate, Redha added.

If the passenger’s temperature is high, they will be taken to quarantine facilities for testing. If the result is positive, they will be quarantined in the specialized hospital, and if negative, they will be quarantined at home for 14 days with the medical authorities following up their case.

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