Kuwait records 638 new cases and 520 recoveries

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Kuwait has adopted strict measures such as limiting crowds inside shops and maintaining social distancing to ensure the safety of residents and nationals. — Courtesy photo
Kuwait has adopted strict measures such as limiting crowds inside shops and maintaining social distancing to ensure the safety of residents and nationals. — Courtesy photo

KUWAIT CITY — A total of 638 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Kuwait, raising the total to 49,941, the health ministry announced on Sunday.

Of the newly detected cases, 463 are Kuwaiti and 175 are foreigners.

The death toll reached 368 after three people who had previously tested positive for the virus died.

Meanwhile, the recoveries have exceeded 40,400 after 520 individuals fully recovered, according to the health ministry.

There remains 9,110 active cases in the Kingdom with 157 in serious conditions.

As many as 3,043 new COVID-19 tests have been carried out in the country, the ministry said, taking the total number of tests to 405,984.

Last week, authorities allowed commercial entities to reopen as part of the governments second phase of lifting measures that were implemented to slow the spread of the deadly virus.

Kuwaitis wearing face masks flooded shopping centers and malls following four months of lockdowns as coronavirus restrictions were eased.

Employees in both the private and public sectors have also been allowed to return to work but with a 30 percent capacity limit for offices.

Strict measures such as limiting crowds inside shops and maintaining social distancing are enforced to ensure the safety of residents and nationals. — Agencies


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