KUWAIT: Director General of the Environment Public Authority Sheikh Abdullah Al-Sabah visited the southern quarantine site that was prepared by the Kuwait Integrated Petrochemical Industries Company (KIPIC) on Sunday. The site has a 1,700-bed capacity, and will be handed over to the Ministry of Health within days. Kuwait is preparing to repatriate tens of thousands of Kuwaitis from countries affected by the spread of the disease.

Meanwhile, Kuwait National Guard prepared quarantine sites and field hospitals in Mahboula, while the Ministry of Defense prepared three locations in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh to be used as a field hospital and quarantine sites. The two areas have been put under total lockdown as part of measures to counter the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). – Photos by Yasser Al-Zayyat