Coronavirus: Kuwait announces three new recoveries, bringing total to 30

Kuwait's Liberation Tower is seen near a Kuwaiti flag in Kuwait City, Kuwait. (File photo: AP)

Kuwait has reported three new recoveries from the deadly coronavirus, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 30, the Minister of Health Basil al-Sabah said on Sunday.

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Kuwait has reported 176 cases of coronavirus, five of whom are in intensive care.

The country has since implemented strict measures to contain the outbreak.

Early on Sunday, Kuwait imposed a nation-wide curfew from 5 p.m. to 4 p.m., which will begin on March 22 until further notice, state news agency KUNA reported.

“Regrettably non-compliance with the Ministry of Health's instructions to stay indoors forced the government to impose the curfew,” said Anas Khaled Nasser Al-Saleh, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, in a press conference after a cabinet meeting.

The suspension of schools and universities was also extended until August 4 as part of efforts to combat the virus.

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