Coronavirus: Kuwait records 342 cases, 81 recoveries so far

Expatriates wait for mandatory coronavirus testing in a makeshift testing centre in Mishref, Kuwait March 14, 2020. (Reuters)

Kuwait confirmed 25 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 342, the health ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

Meanwhile, one new coronavirus recovery was recorded within the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 81, Health Minister Dr. Basel al-Sabah said on Twitter earlier.

Read the latest updates in our dedicated coronavirus section.

Health ministry spokesman Dr. Abdullah al-Sanad said there are 261 active cases currently receiving medical care in hospitals prepared for coronavirus treatment. He added 15 are in the intensive care unit with five in critical conditions.


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Kuwait enforced several precautionary measures last month to slow the spread of the coronavirus, including a daily 11-hour curfew from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. Anyone caught breaking the curfew will be jailed for up to three years and fined 10,000 Kuwaiti dinars ($32,000) in line with new laws, according to the country’s deputy prime minister.

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