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Kuwait braces for second coronavirus wave 

August 30, 2020
There were 7,456 active cases in Kuwait on Sunday, of which 89 were in serious condition. — Courtesy photo
There were 7,456 active cases in Kuwait on Sunday, of which 89 were in serious condition. — Courtesy photo

KUWAIT CITY — The country is gearing up for a potential second wave of the global new coronavirus by planning to recruit medical workers from abroad to support their Kuwaiti counterparts, a media report said Sunday.

Kuwait so far has recorded a total of 84,636 virus cases and 530 deaths from COVID-19 as the country has recently eased virus-related curbs.

Kuwaiti Health Ministry will seek in “the next days” assistance of doctors and nurses specialized in intense care, anesthesia and pulmonary diseases from outside the country, Al Jarida newspaper quoted health sources as saying.

The first batch will be around 500 doctors and nurses from Pakistan, the sources added. “They will arrive in the next few weeks after their recruitment procedures are finalized,” the sources said.

On Sunday, the health ministry reported 412 new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, along with 657 recoveries. Two deaths were also reported.

This takes the total recoveries to 76,650.

There are 7,456 active cases in the country, of which 89 are in serious condition.

More than 2,490 new COVID-19 tests were carried out in the country, taking the total to 614,129. — Agencies


August 30, 2020
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