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With 6 new cases, Kuwait records 99 recoveries 

April 05, 2020
An aerial view shows Kuwait City and the National Assembly Building. -- File photo
An aerial view shows Kuwait City and the National Assembly Building. -- File photo

By Tamara Abueish

DUBAI -- Six people in Kuwait have recovered from the deadly coronavirus, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 99, the Minister of Health Basel Al-Sabah announced on Sunday.

Kuwait on Saturday reported its first virus-related fatality in a 46-year-old Indian national who had been receiving treatment in the intensive care unit in one of the country’s facilities.

There has been a total of 479 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Kuwait.

As part of precautionary measures, Kuwait imposed an 11-hour curfew from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m., and announced the issuance of a 10,000 Kuwaiti dinars ($32,000) fine and a possible three-year jail term for anyone who violates the curfew.

Schools and universities have also been suspended until August, and all international flights have been halted indefinitely. -- Al Arabiya English


April 05, 2020
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