COVID-19: Kuwait reports 575 new cases In 24 Hours
The Ministry of Health announced, Wednesday, 575 new infections of the coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the total to 37533. Deaths reached 306 with the addition of 3 fatalities.
In the last 24 hours, 690 people recovered from the coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the tally to 28,896. The recovered will be transferred to the hospital recuperation ward, pending their discharge within the next few days.
All the new cases were in contact with previously infected people or are being investigated for sources of infection, the Health Ministry’s spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al Sanad said.
The administration of the mosques in the governorates of Ahmadi, Mubarak Al-Kabeer and Al-Jahra closed three mosques after discovering two infection cases from corona virus, two cases related to one of the imam in the Ahmadi suburb of Sabah Al-Ahmad and a muezzin in a mosque in the suburb of Sabah Al-Salem and third the mosque in Jahra due to lack of commitment to adhere to precautionary measures .
Price of Kuwaiti oil rose by USD 1.96 to USD 34.91 per barrel (pb) on Tuesday, compared with USD 32.95 ob on Monday, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) said on Wednesday In international markets, the price of Brent crude on Tuesday closed up by USD 1.24, 3.1 percent, to USD 40.96 pb and the West Texas Intermediate rate climbed by USD 1.26, 3.4 percent, to USD 38.38 pb.
Boursa Kuwait closed Wednesday’s session with the benchmark (All Share Market Index) dropping by 10.51 points settling at 5,044.03 points, by 0,21 percent. Volume of exchanged stocks under the benchmark amounted to 101.91 million shares, through 5,321 spot transactions, valued at KD 16.64 million (USD 68.96 million).
Main Market Index edged up by 1.9 points to settle at 41,889.55 points, by 0.05 percent, through a stock volume of 64.88 million shares, done in 2,593 deals, valued at KD 4.3 million (USD 15.91 million).
Meanwhile, Kuwait Ministry of Interior stated that the residents of the isolated areas are allowed to leave their homes, within the curfew area only but are not allowed to go out of their area even with curfew permit. The partial curfew in Kuwait will be from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am.
Kuwait government decides to change the total curfew to a partial curfew. The health minister said easing the curfew will be among the first phase in a 5-phases plan, each to last at least 3 weeks, to go back to normal life.
Since the coronavirus emerged in China late last year and spread worldwide, more than 8.1 million people have contracted it, according to Johns Hopkins.The university has tallied more than 440,000 deaths from the disease it causes, COVID-19.