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Coronavirus: Kuwait Confirms 55 New Cases; Total Approaches 1,000

Thu 09 Apr 2020 | 01:48 PM

On Thursday, Kuwait reported 55 new coronavirus, COVID-19, cases, taking the total number of cases in the country to 910, according to the state's health ministry.

In a statement, the ministry said that the new cases include four Kuwaitis, 36 Indian residents, six Bangladeshis, two Pakistanis, one Iranian, one Nepalese and one Egyptian national.

It added that a total of 22 people are currently in intensive care, while 111 people have recovered from the virus.

Kuwait has recorded one virus-related death so far.

It is worth mentioning that, last Tuesday, the Kuwaiti cabinet took a package of new measures to advance economic activity amid the emerging crisis of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Several Arab countries have tightened restrictions on movement and travel, with the aim of curbing the spread of the Coronavirus, and some have pledged billions of dollars in economic stimulus programs to reduce the economic repercussions of the crisis.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus a global pandemic as the new virus has rapidly spread to more than 121,000 people from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.

More cases of the virus, which causes respiratory disease COVID-19, continue to emerge, with outbreaks in South Korea, Italy, and Iran.

People across the globe partake in self-isolation for 14 days as an effective precautionary measure to protect those around them and themselves from contracting COVID-19.

Transmission of virus between humans happens when someone comes into contact with an infected person’s secretions, such as droplets in a cough.

It can also be transmitted by coming into contact with something an infected person has touched and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.