COVID-19: Kuwait records 841 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

Expat workers make up 3.3 million out of 4.6 million Kuwait's population

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COVID-19: Kuwait records 841 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

COVID-19: Kuwait records 841 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

Kuwait on Monday, confirmed 841 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 24 hours, taking to 15,691 its infection tally, the Health Ministry said.

The Health Ministry also reported 6 more deaths from COVID-19, taking to 118 the total such fatalities in Kuwait.

All new cases of coronavirus infection are 232 Indians, 194 Egyptians, 162 Kuwaitis and 63 Bangladeshis, and the rest of the cases are of other nationalities.

The Ministry of Interior stated that on Sunday, 17th May 15 people violated the curfew law. From these 12 were Kuwaiti nationals and 3 were expats.

Meanwhile, Kuwait’s Municipality has closed 175 shops in the Capital Governorate in April for violating coronavirus precautionary measures.

#Kuwait Ministry of Health announced today, that 246 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have recovered, bringing the total number of cases that recovered in the country to 4,339.

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

Kuwait State Minister for Municipal Affairs Eng Waleed Khalifa Al-Jassem, directed the administrative department of the Kuwait Municipality to stop appointing expatriates and reduce their numbers and strive to support and provide job opportunities for Kuwaiti citizens in implementation of the replacement policy.

More than 1,000 expatriates are doing municipal jobs in Kuwait. Expat workers make up 3.3 million out of 4.6 million Kuwait’s population.

Kuwait Municipality (Baladia) has also set new timings for grocery stores work timings, according to the administrative decision.

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.