Saturday, April 18, 2020

US camps in Kuwait clamping down- Corona Virus

The Security authorities caught 10 Asians including an American, leaving the Arifjan camp who were driving to their residences, reported  Al-Qabas daily.  They are all suspected of coming in contact with a positive coronavirus case, an Indian national who was working in the camp’s maintenance center, a few days ago, but had to be transferred to quarantine facilities. US army camps Arifjan and Buhering have halted the entry and exit of all third country nationals into their camps effective April 15 in an apparent attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus infection in these camps.

The security forces close to the coast of the Mahboula and Mangaf region seized the vehicles carrying the 5 people, and interrogated them. They revealed that they are working for one of the largest American companies, and that their decision to leave the camp came at the request of the director of the American company, not the US army.

They admitted to the security forces that they were in contact with one of the positive coronavirus cases, which made it necessary to transfer them to the quarantine facilities run by the Ministry of Health.

The daily reported that approximately 8 days ago, the camp was placed under quarantine after a number of employees of the same American company, mixed with an infected Indian national who was working in the camp’s maintenance center.  The concerned persons in the camp, the maintenance department and its personnel were placed under quarantine.

The Kuwaiti security authorities are closely monitoring those leaving the camp placed under quarantine as anyone leaving could potentially spread the infection in Kuwaiti society. There should be coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and the US army to uncover any other employees likely to be infected, to ensure their safety, under the assumption that the numbers of casualties are greater than the number reported.

- The Times

Thursday, April 16, 2020

No PPE for doctors in Kuwait

Some pictures from a hospital with no masks available. There are ladies still sewing masks for the staff if anyone is interested in helping.

UPDATE: This was released today:

Monday, April 13, 2020

Petition for Doctors in Kuwait #PPEcrisiskuwait

نناشد بتوفير معدات الحماية الشخصية المناسبة لجميع الأطباء والعاملين في القطاع الصحي خاصة العاملين في الصفوف  الأولى ليتسنى لهم اكمال عملهم على أكمل وجه حيث ان نقص هذه المعدات الطبية يؤدي الى احتمال انتشار العدوى واحتمالية انتقالها الى المرضى. توفير كمية كافية من هذه المعدات يمنع نقل العدوى ويحمي العاملين في القطاع الصحي والمجتمع

ادعم هذه الحملة
#حمايتهم ـ أولوية

We demand an adequate supply of proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare professionals working on the front lines in the COVID-19 pandemic. Sufficient stores of PPE are needed in order for them to stay safe and continue doing their jobs. If they are not protected, they will be a source of transmission to the entire community and a danger to patients. Their safety must be a priority during this pandemic. Petition Link

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Friday, April 10, 2020

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Volunteers needed to sew masks for our doctors in Kuwait

This is a repost from FB:

'Hello ladies, as you may know, my sister and our fellow Expat married to a Kuwaiti, Kelly Schrapp is the ID consultant for covid patients in Kuwait. They are running out of PPE here. We would like to start sewing masks for the medical workers, and possibly buying disposable hazmat suits to give to our doctors. If you're interested in being a part if this, please comment.'
If anyone wants to help send me an email and I can coordinate with the lady requesting help. Any updates I get I will post them.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Landlords in Kuwait, no relief for US

 There's been discussions about landlords helping out the renters during this time of hardship with people being out of work and having financial problems. The top one is the request from my residence and the other is a friend of mine in Hadiya.

We were both denied and asked to pay full rent. As I've been told by other renters the owner of the building has it registered as private and not commercial meaning no one can put their CID residence on this location, we can't get individual phone lines and I was told I couldn't have a satellite, I could only have the Arabic stuff that the house has but finally was allowed to have OSN. I was also told the landlord purposely rented out to people who word for the government knowing they would always get a salary if anything happens. The last surprise was thinking there were six apartments in the building that turned into 14 now. 

Now I will have a whole list of questions for the next place I plan on renting with after dealing with surprises here.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Fighting for onions in Kuwait

While the Western countries fight over toilet paper Kuwait has their own version but fighting over onions!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Praise for Kuwait

Here's a rough draft video as he had commented on my IG post sharing his video. There will be a final draft coming out soon. He's a popular guy in Kuwait now, his IG is @othersideofthetruth he has a FB and YouTube account under the same name as well. It looks like he is a doctor who volunteers with other doctors performing surgeries and helping less fortunate nations.