WORLD Kuwait reports 464 new COVID-19 cases, 63,773 in total


Kuwait reports 464 new COVID-19 cases, 63,773 in total


20:11, July 26, 2020

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KUWAIT CITY, July 26 (Xinhua) -- Kuwait on Sunday reported 464 new COVID-19 cases and four more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 63,773 and the death toll to 433, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

Currently, 8,967 patients are receiving treatment, including 123 in ICU, the statement added.

The ministry also announced the recovery of 766 more patients, raising the total recoveries in the country to 54,373.

Kuwait will start the third phase plan of restoring normal life on July 28, Tareq Al-Mezrem, the government spokesman, said Thursday.

During the third phase, labor capacity will increase to no more than 50 percent and visits to social care homes will be allowed, he said, adding curfew hours will be further reduced.

In addition, the government decided to lift the lockdown on Farwaniya area starting July 26.

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.

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

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