COVID-19: Kuwait announces 885 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

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COVID-19: Kuwait announces 885 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours
Police and civil aviation personnel wearing protective face masks work at the Kuwait Airport as the repatriation process of Kuwait citizens continues, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kuwait City, Kuwait April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee - RC229G938E9I

COVID-19: Kuwait announces 885 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

Kuwait on Friday, confirmed 885 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, taking to 12,860 its infection tally, the Health Ministry said.

Among the cases that were monitored during the past 24 hours, 267 cases of residents of Egyptian nationality, 184 cases of Indian nationality, 115 cases of Bangladesh nationals, and 109 cases of Kuwaiti citizens, while the rest cases are of different other nationalities.

The Health Ministry also reported 8 more deaths from COVID-19, taking to 96 the total such fatalities in Kuwait.

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The ministry also said 189 more patients have recovered from COVID-19, raising to 3,640 the total recoveries in the country.

The Ministry of Interior stated that on Thursday, 14th May, total of 14 people violated curfew law. From these 10 were Kuwaiti nationals where as 4 were expats.

In Hawally one was arrested, 3 in Farwaniya, 8 in Jahra, 1 in the Capital and 1 in Ahmadi area. Legal action has been taken over those who have been arrested.

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Kuwait imposes a total curfew in the country till May 30 to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. People in Kuwait have been told to follow curfew restrictions and abide by the health authority instructions.

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During the total curfew everyone is permitted to walk in their own residential area without the use of an vehicle from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

Kuwait said that there will be a gradual opening keeping in view of precautionary measures after the period of a total lockdown.