Coronavirus: Nearly 600 new cases in Kuwait, two new deaths

Kuwaiti boys wearing protective face masks and quarantine tracking bracelets, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), pose for the camera as they hold up their passports upon arrival from Amman, to Kuwait Airport in Kuwait. (File photo: Reuters)

Kuwait reported on Monday 582 new coronavirus cases and two new deaths, raising the total confirmed case count to 45,524 and the total number of virus-related deaths to 350, the Ministry of Health said.

Of the new cases 319 were detected in Kuwaitis, and 263 cases were found in non-Kuwaitis. There are 8,862 active cases in the country.

Kuwait began reducing its nationwide curfew hours, and the lockdown will now be in place from 7 p.m. local time and last until 5 a.m. each day.

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Last Update: Monday, 29 June 2020 KSA 14:32 - GMT 11:32