Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Kuwait rise to 195

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Kuwait rise to 195

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Kuwait rise to 195

Kuwait confirmed four new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 195, the Health Ministry announced Wednesday.

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

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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.

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

Kuwait went into virtual lock down on Thursday, said violators of the curfew could face up to three years in jail or fines of up to 10,000 Kuwaiti dinars ($32,157).

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The Ministry of Health urged the citizens and residents to abide by all the decisions and recommendations issued by authorities.

Coronavirus numbers worldwide more than 435,006 people have contracted the virus and at least 19,625 have died.

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