Kuwait's KLSC COVID-19 closure extended

KLSC will resume normal business operating hours on Sunday, 26th of April 2020

  

In line with parent company, the National Technology Enterprises Company (NTEC) Circular No. 05/2020 and the recent announcement by the esteemed Council of Ministers of Kuwait - Kuwait Life Sciences Company (KLSC)  announces the closing of its offices (as a precaution) due to the continued coronavirus COVID-2019 outbreak.

KLSC offices will remain closed for an extended period of fifteen days - considered as an official public rest days starting from Sunday, April 12th 2020 until Thursday 23rd of April 2020. KLSC will resume normal business operating hours on Sunday, 26th of April 2020.

KLSC and Innomedics senior executives will continue to work remotely in supporting national efforts to provide medical equipment, ventilators, and diagnostic tests. KLSC executives are currently working with multiple international companies on funding and developing both a clinically efficacious COVID-19 treatment and vaccine.

As of today April 9th, the State of Kuwait has 855 documented cases of COVID-19, including six in critical care. Thankfully there are 111 patients who have fully recovered from their symptoms. There are currently 743 patients under close monitoring and treatment with a further 2,552 patients in institutional quarantine under the auspices of the Ministry of Health with the support of the Ministry of Interior. For more information on the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in Kuwait, please visit the official e-government portal: corona.e.gov.kw

For more on the economic impact of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 on Middle East markets, please view the following CNBC Special Segment featuring KLSC, Chief Business Development Officer, Dr. Mussaad M. Al-Razouki

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB_80ey7Fcc 

As well as a recent article published in the MIT Technology Review: https://bit.ly/2wrVgO5 

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