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GCC health ministers agree on mutual recognition of COVID-19 apps

TDT | Manama

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Health Minister Faeqa bint Said Al Saleh yesterday announced reaching an agreement by health ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council nations to recognise COVID-19 applications.

“The ministries and health council of the GCC states and the general secretariat will follow up and implement these decisions,” the minister added.

The minister was speaking during a press conference organised by the National Contact Centre on the seventh meeting of the Health Ministers Committee and the eighty-fourth meeting of the Council of Health Ministers of GCC states held yesterday in Manama.

The meeting discussed the implementation of the AL Ula summit on adopting a Gulf general framework for a public health plan, an early health warning system, and the establishment of the Gulf Centre for Diseases Prevention.

The ministers stressed the need for unifying and coordinating positions on regional and international cooperation in health.

Suleiman bin Saleh Al-Dakhil, the Director-General of the Health Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council states, said the 84th meeting dealt with important draft resolutions and recommendations in line with the work plan of the Health Council of GCC.