WORLD Kuwait reports 813 new COVID-19 cases, 48,672 in total

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Kuwait reports 813 new COVID-19 cases, 48,672 in total

Xinhua

21:56, July 03, 2020

KUWAIT CITY, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Kuwait on Friday reported 813 new COVID-19 cases and one more death, raising the tally of infections to 48,672 and the death toll to 360, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

Currently, 9,036 patients are receiving treatment, including 144 in ICU, the statement added.

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A sales clerk checks the temperature of visitors at a shop at the re-opened 360 Mall in the Kuwaiti capital Kuwait City, on July 1, 2020, after 110 days of shutdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country. (File photo by AFP)

The ministry also announced the recovery of 886 more patients, raising the total recoveries in the country to 39,276.

Kuwait started on Tuesday the second phase of restoring normal life, which will last for three weeks.

In the second phase, public and private sectors will resume work with less than 30 percent capacity, in addition to the resumption of operation in shopping malls, financial sector, construction sector, retail shops, parks, and pick-ups from restaurants and cafes.

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 Gulf country's anti-coronavirus fight, through sharing with Kuwaiti counterparts their experience and expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.

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