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Coronavirus cases in Kuwait rise to 195

Coronavirus cases in Kuwait rise to 195

Published:25 March 2020

Kuwait reported four new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 195, the Health Ministry announced on Wednesday.

Kuwait City | Kuwait reported four new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 195, the Health Ministry announced on Wednesday.

At a daily briefing, the ministry's spokesman Abdullah Al-Sanad said that two cases are a Kuwaiti woman who has recently returned from Britain and a Kuwaiti man who has recently arrived back from Saudi Arabia, Xinhua news agency reported.

The other two cases are two expats from the Philippines and Somalia, he said.

In addition, six patients are being treated in ICU, and a total of 717 cases have completed the quarantine period, he added.

Meanwhile, Kuwaiti Minister of Health Bassel Al-Sabah announced on Wednesday that four more COVID-19 patients have recovered from the infection, bringing the total number of those overcoming the disease to 43.

The Kuwaiti government has decided to impose a nationwide curfew to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

On March 13, Kuwait suspended all commercial flights. The government also decided to close stores, malls and barbershops.


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