Coronavirus: Kuwait records 20 new cases, total now 255

Kuwaiti health ministry workers scan employees and visitors of the ministries complex, as they arrive to their work, in Kuwait City on March 4, 2020. (AFP)

Kuwait confirmed 20 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total to 255, according to the health ministry spokesman Dr. Abdullah al-Sanad.

Meanwhile, Kuwait recorded three new coronavirus recoveries, bringing the total to 67, Health Minister Dr. Basel al-Sabah announced on Sunday in a tweet.

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Of those confirmed cases, 12 are currently in the intensive care unit with nine in stable condition and three in critical condition, al-Sanad added.

The government implemented several measures to slow the spread of the virus. All international flights to and from Kuwait have been suspended until further notice. Schools and universities have also been suspended until August.

A nationwide curfew is in effect daily from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. until further notice.


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