Coronavirus: Kuwait reports 829 new cases, five deaths in 24 hours

Expatriates wait their turn to be tested at a coronavirus testing centre at Kuwait International Fairgrounds in Mishref. (File photo: Reuters)

Kuwait reports 829 new cases of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 96,301, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.

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Five people died of COVID-19, which raises the total number of virus-related deaths to 568, according to the ministry.

Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries in Kuwait climbed to 86,219 after 718 people recovered from the coronavirus.

Kuwait has delayed phase five of its reopening plans “until further notice,” the Center for Government Communication (GCG) announced on Twitter amid a continuous increase in coronavirus cases.

If implemented, this last phase would have allowed all activities, including family gatherings and weddings, to return to normal. Gyms and cinemas would also be allowed to reopen under this last phase of the government’s plan.

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Last Update: Tuesday, 15 September 2020 KSA 15:44 - GMT 12:44
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