WORLD Kuwait records 511 new cases of COVID-19, 36,431 in total

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Kuwait records 511 new cases of COVID-19, 36,431 in total

Xinhua

21:46, June 15, 2020

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KUWAIT CITY, June 15 (Xinhua) -- Kuwait on Monday reported 511 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 36,431 and the death toll to 298, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

Currently, 8,602 patients are receiving treatment, including 184 in ICU, according to the statement.

The ministry also announced the recovery of 772 more patients, raising the total recoveries in the country to 27,531.

On May 31, Kuwait ended the full curfew and imposed a three-week partial curfew for a gradual return to normal life in the country.

On June 7, Kuwaiti Minister of State for Services Affairs and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Mubarak Al-Harees said that Kuwait plans to resume commercial flights in three stages.

On June 10, Kuwait decided to open mosques after nearly three months of closure, as part of government's measures to restore normal life.

Kuwait and China have been supporting each other and cooperating closely in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kuwait donated medical supplies worth 3 million U.S. dollars to China at the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak, while China has been facilitating the procurement of medical supplies by Kuwait.

On April 27, a team of Chinese medical experts visited Kuwait to assist the Arab country's anti-coronavirus fight, through sharing with Kuwaiti counterparts their experiences and expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19. Enditem

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