By Hanan Al-Saadoun

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior announced yesterday that a female police officer tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The officer was rushed to hospital and her family and colleagues had to undergo medical tests to verify their health conditions, according to a statement by the ministry’s relations and security media department. The test results of the females in uniform has yet to be come out, the statement noted.

It affirmed that all women prisoners have been kept in solitary quarantine since their arrival at the jail pending the completion of routine health procedures, including a comprehensive medical checkup, as per the recommendations of the Ministry of Health. The statement came following a tweet, which went viral on social media, that a female police officer at a women prison contracted the virus along with her family and colleagues as well as the inmates of the prison. The tweet alleged that a number of inmates at a men’s prison were also infected and two of them died of the virus, a claim that was refuted by the Ministry of Interior.

Animal leftovers
Separately, the Interior Ministry’s relations and security media department said two persons who were seen collecting animal leftovers from trash containers were arrested. Both admitted to collecting the material from butcher shops to send it to a recycling plant for export as animal fat.

When asked why they were removing material from the garbage containers instead of butcher shops, they said they were late going to the shops so they took it from the container. Both were sent to concerned authorities.

The Interior Ministry also announced that police arrested a person in Mahboula after he threatened others with a sharp object. The man was in an abnormal condition at the time of his arrest, the ministry explained.