Filipino healthcare worker in Kuwait dies from coronavirus

Filipino healthcare worker in Kuwait dies from coronavirus

An Filipino healthcare worker in Kuwait has died from the novel coronavirus, becoming the country’s fourth medical field personnel to succumb to Covid-19.

Gerardo Castillo, the radiologist at Al-Farwaniya Hospital died due to complications of the coronavirus pandemic.

On Friday, Egyptian ENT specialist Tareq Hussain Mokheimer died of Covid-19, becoming Kuwait’s first such medical fatality.

On Saturday, Dr. Bevara Vasudeva Rao, 54, died in Jaber hospital, due to complications of the coronavirus pandemic. He is the first Indian Doctor to die of coronavirus in Kuwait.

Kuwait confirmed 598 new coronavirus cases on Monday, taking to 9,286 its infection tally and 7 more deaths from COVID-19, bringing to 65 the total such fatalities in Kuwait.

Kuwait imposes a total curfew in the country until May 30 to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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

Kuwait Minister of Health, Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah said that there will be a gradual opening keeping in view of precautionary measures after the period of a total lockdown.

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