COVID-19: Kuwait records 955 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

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COVID-19: Kuwait records 955 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

COVID-19: Kuwait records 955 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

Kuwait on Friday, confirmed 955 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 24 hours, taking to 19,564 its infection tally, the Health Ministry said.

The Health Ministry also reported 9 more deaths from COVID-19, taking to 138 the total such fatalities in Kuwait.

139 Kuwaiti citizens, 319 from Indians , 196 Egyptian nationality, and 111 from Bangladeshi.

His Highness, the Amir of the country, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, may God preserve and protect him, will deliver an address to residents of Kuwait at three o’clock this afternoon.

The Ministry of Interior stated that on Thursday, 21st May. 20 people violated the curfew law. From these 15 were Kuwaiti nationals and 5 were expats.

Kuwait City 2, Hawally 3, Jahra 3, Mubarak Al Kaber 1 and Ahmadi 11 violated the curfew law.

#Kuwait Ministry of Health announced today, Wednesday, that 310 cases recovered from of those infected with coronavirus (Covid 19), bringing the number of cases that recovered 5515 cases.

A Kuwaiti medical team succeeded, in a short time, in developing a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) solution to be used for coronavirus tests. This new technique, fully developed by Kuwaitis, has “excellent” diagnostic results which would have a qualitative leap, said Dr. Salman Al-Sabah, head of Surgical Department at Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital.

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.

Meanwhile, Kuwait’s Ministry of Social Affairs denied media reports on what was reported by some news media outlets on Wednesday as “untrue” that the Kuwait Ministry planned to scrap the sponsorship (Kafeel) system.

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.