Indian doctor in Kuwait dies from coronavirus

Second medical professional passes away in Kuwait

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Indian doctor in Kuwait dies from coronavirus
The 54-year-old doctor was living in Kuwait for almost 15 years

Indian doctor in Kuwait dies from coronavirus

An Indian dentist in Kuwait has died from the novel coronavirus, becoming the country’s second medical professional to succumb to Covid-19, according to a media report.

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

A Member of Indian Dentist Alliance, Dr Rao was working at Kuwait Oil Company, a subsidiary of the government-owned Kuwait Petroleum Corporation. He was diagnosed with Coronavirus and was receiving treatment.

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

Kuwait has reported 58 deaths and 8,688 infections due to the novel coronavirus.

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.

Globally, the death toll due to Covid-19 has gone up to 282,727 with over four million infections reported so far, according to Johns Hopkins University tally.