Kuwait’s defense minister contracts COVID-19

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Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah, has contracted COVID-19, the ministry said in a statement carried by the state’s news agency KUNA.

He was self-isolating at home and would continue his official duties remotely, the statement added.

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On Thursday, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health reported 6,515 new COVID-19 infections and one virus-related death over the past 24 hours.

According to the statement carried by KUNA, some 36,377 swab tests were conducted over the last 24 hours, out of a total of 6,786,442 so far.

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