COVID-19: Kuwait records 804 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

Tax on expat remittance back on discussion

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COVID-19: Kuwait records 804 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

COVID-19: Kuwait records 804 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

Kuwait on Wednesday, confirmed 804 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 24 hours, taking to 17,568 its infection tally, the Health Ministry said.

The Health Ministry also reported 3 more deaths from COVID-19, taking to 124 the total such fatalities in Kuwait.

261 Indians, 170 Kuwaitis, 140 Egyptians and 67 Bangladeshis and the rest of cases from other nationalities.

The Health Ministry spokesperson Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said that 167 patients were in intensive care currently.

The Ministry of Interior stated on 19th May. 30 people violated the curfew law. From these 22 were Kuwaiti nationals and 8 were expats.

Kuwait City 3, Hawally 3, Jahra 9, Farwaniya 3 and Ahmadi 12 violated the curfew law.

#Kuwait Ministry of Health announced today, Wednesday, that 204 cases recovered from of those infected with coronavirus (Covid 19), bringing the number of cases that recovered 4885 cases.

The laboratory and radiology tests and tests have proven that these cases have recovered from the virus. 

Tax on Expats remittances returned to the limelight again as Kuwaiti ministers called the parliamentary committee to include this in the agenda.

Migrant workers transfer about 4.2 billion dinars annually from Kuwait, he added, citing figures from Kuwait’s Central Bank. Imposing tax on this transfers will have a role in improving state revenues and diversifying sources of income, he said.

Expats draw about 70 percent of the entire population of Kuwait as of the close of June 2018, i.e. a population of 4.7 million people.

Kuwait has imposed a total curfew in the country till May 30 to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. 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.

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