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Kuwait to Resume Friday Mosque Prayers

Kuwait to Resume Friday Mosque Prayers

Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 - 06:15
Kuwaitis wearing face masks walk inside the reopened Avenues Mall, the country's largest shopping center on June 30, 2020 in Kuwait City. (AFP)
Riyadh - Asharq Al-Awsat

The Kuwaiti government announced Monday the resumption of Friday prayers at mosques as of July 17.

Health authorities recorded five new coronavirus deaths, putting overall fatalities at 373 since the outbreak months ago.

The Ministry of Health announced 703 new infections, bringing the total to 50,644.

In a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), official spokesperson of the Ministry of Health Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said 152 patients were receiving treatment at intensive care wards.

The Ministry also announced the recovery of 538 people, bringing the tally to more than 41,000.

In Saudi Arabia, the Ministry of Health said in a statement that 4,207 new confirmed cases have been reported, bringing the total number to 213,716. As many as 4,398 cases have recovered, taking the total to 149,634, and 52 new deaths have been reported, raising the toll to 1,968.

Oman recorded five more deaths due to COVID-19. With this, the toll has risen to 218 fatalities. The Ministry of Health reported 1,557 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 47,735.

In Qatar, the Ministry of Public Health confirmed 546 cases of COVID-19 and 1,614 recoveries, bringing the total number of people recovered from the disease to 93,898. The Ministry also announced five new deaths.

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