Reportedly referred to the public prosecutor
Kuwaiti beauty influencer Fouz Al Fahad is being referred to the public prosecutor after she allegedly recommended an “unauthorised coronavirus test”.
According to Media Court — a channel specialising in judicial and security news, licensed by the Ministry of Information in Kuwait — it was the Ministry of Health that referred to Al Fahad to the prosecution.
The coronavirus test the 29-year-old allegedly recommended is reportedly unlicensed by the ministry.
— أمن ومحاكم -mediacourt (@mediacourt) March 22, 2020
In a Snapchat video which was reposted to Twitter, Al Fahad tells her followers about a “coronavirus test you can take at home”.
“This is a coronavirus test you can take at home, you use it only once, to check if you are infected by the coronavirus or not,” she explains in the video. “Of course, this is a test that has a 95 percent accuracy rate… For anyone who can get their hands on it, and I think it will be available in the coming period, it’s good to have at home.”
However, the test she allegedly recommended has not been approved by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health.
Bashar Al-Nassar, a Kuwait-based attorney, posted the Snapchat video on Twitter explaining it is prohibited under law to promote such things if it is unauthorised.
#فوز_الفهد غداً باذن الله بيوصلج الرد الكافي والوافي على مقطع اعلانج عن جهاز فحص #كورونا الغير معتمد بوزارة الصحة ولنا وقفة ضدج..
من بداية الازمة واحنا نوعي ونحارب هذا المرض وحظرتج ياية تسوين اعلان حق جهاز غير معتمد يصير خير..#Covid_19 pic.twitter.com/NrM7zsjM0c
— المحامي بشار النصار (@AlnassarLawyer) March 21, 2020
The Kuwaiti star, who has over three million Instagram followers, recently announced she got married in a small ceremony due to the coronavirus outbreak.
On Instagram Al Fahad posted an intimate photo with her new husband showing off her big diamond ring.
“17.03.2020 The day you made me the happiest woman in the world,” the newlywed captioned the photo taken during the Katb El-Kitab ceremony, which is the traditional Islamic part of the wedding.