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Kuwait Bans Flights to Several 'High Risk' States

Kuwait Bans Flights to Several 'High Risk' States

Saturday, 1 August, 2020 - 11:15
FILE PHOTO: A woman wears a protective face mask, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Kuwait, February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee/File Photo

Kuwait has banned commercial flights to several countries it regards as high risk due to the spread of the coronavirus, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said on Saturday.


The countries include India, Pakistan, Egypt, the Philippines, Lebanon and Sri Lanka.


The list also includes China, Iran, Brazil, Mexico, Italy and Iraq.


The Kuwaiti Health Ministry announced Saturday that 593 patients revered from the COVID-19 disease in the past 24 hours, bringing the total recoveries to 58,525.


In a statement carried by the state-run KUNA news agency, the Ministry said the 593 individuals were confirmed to be virus free after they tested negative.


On Friday, the Ministry announced 428 new coronavirus cases in Kuwait, which brought the country’s tally to 66,957.


It also said that two patients had died in the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 447.


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