Coronavirus: Kuwait records two new deaths, total infection cases rise to 1,658

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A 58-year-old Kuwaiti national and a 69-year-old Iranian resident died of coronavirus in Kuwait, the health ministry announced on Friday

Meanwhile, 134 new cases were confirmed, raising the total number to 1,658. A total of 258 people have recovered so far after health minister Dr. Basel al-Sabah announced on Friday the recovery of 33 additional patients.

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There are currently 1,395 active cases receiving medical care in the country with 16 in critical conditions, according to the health ministry.

Kuwait enforced several precautionary measures last month to slow the spread of the coronavirus, including a daily 11-hour curfew from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. Anyone caught breaking the curfew will be jailed for up to three years and fined 10,000 Kuwaiti dinars ($32,000) in line with new laws, according to the country’s deputy prime minister.

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