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Coronavirus: Kuwait reports 109 new cases in 24 hours, total tops 665

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Kuwait recorded 109 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 665, the Ministry of Health announced.

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Eight of the new cases are related to travel, the ministry spokesman said. They include five cases of Kuwaiti nationals who traveled to the United Kingdom, two cases of Kuwaiti nationals who traveled to Spain, and one case of a Kuwaiti national who had traveled to the United States.

The other 101 new cases are all of residents who have had direct contact with previously infected individuals.

Four people recovered from the virus in Kuwait in the last 24 hours, the Minister of Health Basel al-Sabah announced earlier on Monday, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 103.

Kuwait has imposed strict precautionary measures to curb the coronavirus outbreak. An 11-hour nationwide curfew has been imposed, and all public gatherings have been banned.

Schools and universities have also been suspended until August, and all international flights were halted until further notice.

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