Kuwait announces four new coronavirus cases, total up to 104

Kuwaiti health ministry workers scan employees and visitors of the ministries complex, as they arrive to their work, in Kuwait City. (AFP)

Kuwait announced on Saturday four positive coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the number of the infected to 104.

Latest update: Total cases up eight to 112.

Ministry of Health spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad told the state news agency KUNA that one case is of an Indian national who was in contact with a person who came from Azerbaijan; two Kuwaitis who were in the United Kingdom, and another Kuwaiti woman who had visited both Qatar and France.

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Al-Sanad also noted that currently, six patients are in the ICU; two in a critical condition and the rest are stable.

He also said that the ministry took a total of 8,298 samples from people for testing.

The state news agency also reported the closure of shopping malls, children’s entertainment centers as part of steps to combat the spread of coronavirus .

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