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Workers in protective suits disinfect the Abdullah Al-Salem Hall at the Kuwait’s National Assembly in Kuwait City. --Photo Xinhua

Kuwait reports 575 new COVID-19 cases as tally tops 37,000

KUWAIT CITY (Xinhua) -- Kuwait on Wednesday reported 575 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 37,533 and the death toll to 306, the Health Ministry said in a statement.
The new cases included 317 Kuwaiti nationals and 258 residents of other nationalities, the statement said. Currently, 8,331 patients are receiving treatment, including 190 in ICU, according to the statement.
The ministry also announced the recovery of 690 more patients, raising the total recoveries in the country to 28,896.
On May 31, Kuwait ended the full curfew and imposed a three-week partial curfew for a gradual return to normal life in the country.
On June 7, Kuwaiti Minister of State for Services Affairs and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Mubarak Al-Harees said Kuwait plans to resume commercial flights in three stages. On June 10, Kuwait decided to open mosques after nearly three months of closure, as part of government’s measures to restore normal life.
Kuwait and China have been supporting each other and cooperating closely in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kuwait donated medical supplies worth US$3 million to China at the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak, while China has been facilitating the procurement of medical supplies by Kuwait.
On April 27, a team of Chinese medical experts visited Kuwait to assist the Arab country’s anti-coronavirus fight, through sharing with Kuwaiti counterparts their experience and expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.

(Latest Update
June 19
, 2020

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