Kuwait confirms two new coronavirus cases, total now at 64

A man wears protective face mask, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Kuwait, February 25, 2020. (File photo: Reuters)

Kuwait confirmed two new cases of the deadly coronavirus in the country, raising the total number of those infected to 64, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported on Sunday.

The country had earlier announced that a new case of the virus was found, KUNA said.

All those infected with the virus are under medical observation in a hospital that has been designated for patients with coronavirus. Only three patients are in intensive care, with one being in a critical condition, while the other two are currently stable, according to KUNA.

A spokesman for the ministry said that 10 people were allowed to leave the quarantined facality after having been cured, KUNA reported.

The announcement comes two days after the country announced that it would temporarily suspend all flights to and from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Bangladesh, Philippines, India, and Sri Lanka as of Saturday.

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More than 100 Kuwaiti nationals were quarantined as a precautionary measure after they arrived in the country from Iraq’s Najaf city, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday.

Kuwait has taken several precautionary measures to combat the spread of the deadly virus, including screening passengers arriving from Iran and canceling schools and higher education institutions.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:02 - GMT 07:02
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