KUWAIT: The Ministry of Health announced yesterday rescheduling coronavirus vaccination appointments, as shipments from the manufacturing company Pfizer/BioNTech would be delayed for Kuwait and the whole world, because of the halt in factory’s production to expand it.

The company will not export the amount of vaccination agreed upon to the countries for a period of time, but the ministry will reschedule dates to ensure a continuous vaccination campaign, the ministry said in a press statement yesterday.

Meanwhile, Kuwait listed 570 new COVID-19 infections and no virus-related deaths yesterday, taking the total cases up to 159,834 as deaths remain unchanged at 951, the health ministry said. The number of coronavirus recoveries in Kuwait rose by 406 to 152,826, the health ministry said. In the meantime, the number of people hospitalized with the virus stood yesterday at 6,057, with 51 of them in intensive care units, according to ministry spokesman Dr Abdullah Al-Sanad.

He added that 10,712 swab tests were conducted over the same period, as the total number of swab tests reached 1,436,192. Dr Sanad went on to urge the public to abide by health precautions, mainly social distancing to limit the spread of the virus. – KUNA