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Kuwait Reports 11 New Virus Cases, UAE Registers 2 Deaths

Kuwait Reports 11 New Virus Cases, UAE Registers 2 Deaths

Monday, 30 March, 2020 - 11:00
A view of empty streets, in Kuwait City, Kuwait. (EPA)
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Kuwait registered 11 cases of the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s total to 266.

Health Minister Dr. Sheikh Bassel Al-Sabah said three Kuwaiti nationals and two foreign residents have recovered from the virus, raising the figure to 72.

Elsewhere in the region, the United Arab Emirates recorded two deaths on Monday in Arab and Asian nationals, both in their 40s with pre-existing heart conditions, raising the death toll to five among 611 infections.

The country extended distance learning until the end of the academic year.

The health ministry in Bahrain, which has recorded four deaths and 500 cases, said another plane of evacuated citizens from Iran landed in Manama, without providing details.

Kuwait has repatriated hundreds of citizens from Britain, France and Iran since Saturday, the civil aviation authority said.

More than 720,000 people have been infected by the novel coronavirus across the world and 33,969 have died, according to a Reuters tally.

The virus causes mild symptoms, including fever and cough, in most patients, who recover within a few weeks. But it is highly contagious and can be spread by people showing no symptoms. It can also cause severe illness and death, particularly in older patients or those with underlying health problems.

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