WORLD Kuwait reports 651 new COVID-19 cases, 69,425 in total

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Kuwait reports 651 new COVID-19 cases, 69,425 in total

Xinhua

21:59, August 05, 2020

KUWAIT CITY, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Kuwait on Wednesday reported 651 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 69,425 and the death toll to 468, the Health Ministry said in a statemen.

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Kuwaitis wearing face masks walk inside the re-opened Avenues Mall, the country's largest shopping centre, on June 30, 2020 in Kuwait City. (File photo: AFP)

Currently, 8,051 patients are receiving treatment, including 128 in ICU, the statement added.

The ministry also announced the recovery of 580 more patients, raising the total recoveries in the country to 60,906.

On July 28, Kuwait started the third-phase plan of restoring normal life.

During the third phase, labor capacity will increase to no more than 50 percent and visits to social care homes will be allowed.

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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