World • 25 February, 2020

Kuwait coronavirus cases rise to 8

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All National Day celebrations suspended until further notice, Gulf news reports.

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 Kuwait announced on Tuesday that the number of coronavirus infections in the country reached 8.

All activities related to the Kuwait National Day on Tuesday, as well as sports activities in the country had been suspended for two weeks.

In a statement on Tuesday, Kuwait's health ministry said that three Kuwaiti nationals tested positive for Covid-19.

The new cases came from Iran and were already under quarantine, according to official news agency KUNA. On Monday, Kuwait announced five cases — all coming from Iran.

Also on Monday, Kuwait's civil aviation authority announced that it had suspended all its flights to and from South Korea, Thailand, and Italy after reports of an outbreak of coronavirus in the countries.

Moreover, all flights from Iraq to Kuwait were suspended, according to news agency KUNA, adding that this came in accordance with the Kuwaiti Health Ministry instructions.


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