Zain to provide next-gen connectivity to Kuwaiti quarantine centre

Published: 5 April 2020 - 2:11 p.m.

Pan-Arabian telco, Zain Group, has revealed plans to provide cutting edge connectivity to the Al Zour Quarantine Centre, in Kuwait.

The facility, which is run by the Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC), has over 1,600 beds for patients and also houses doctors, nurses and other medical staff on site. In total, the facility boasts over 850 rooms, making it a sizable community in its own right.

According to a report in the Kuwait Times, Zain will provide cutting edge telecommunications and networking digital infrastructure to the site, as part of Kuwait’s campaign to contain the spread of the virus.

“Our collaboration with the Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC) today is nothing but a clear embodiment of the cherished Kuwaiti identity that sees Kuwaitis get together as one during times of crisis. Such partnerships between the oil and private sectors, especially during these times, remind us as organisations and individuals that we are all part of a single family that puts their hands together to protect our home and our people,” said Zain Kuwait’s chief enterprise business officer, Hamad Al-Marzouq.

“I am very proud of the great efforts exerted by Zain’s team to make this partnership a success, especially during such difficult and exceptional circumstances. We were very keen on offering the most advanced essential telecom and networking services and solutions to serve citizens who will reside in the center, especially our students who were completing their education abroad and came back as part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ evacuation plan,” he added.

Yesterday, Kuwait confirmed 77 new cases of Covid 19 in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Kuwait to 556.

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