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Kuwait reports first Covid-19 death as cases near 500

KUWAIT CITY, April 4, 2020

Kuwait on Saturday recorded its first death from the coronavirus outbreak, state news agency Kuna reported, citing a health ministry spokesman.
 
The total number of people diagnosed with the disease increased by 62 in the past 24 hours to 479 cases, he said, according to Kuna.
 
Kuwait had registered 75 new cases yesterday. Of these seven - six Kuwaiti nationals and an Iraqi man - are linked to travel to the UK, Iran and Iraq, stated the report citing spokesman for the Health Ministry Dr Abdullah Al Sanad.
 
While 36 others were in touch with the virus patients, according to the official. They are Kuwaitis, Indians, Bangladeshis and Egyptians.
 
As part of its tough Covid-19 precautionary measures, Kuwait Municipality had shut down 462 entities in March for breaking the health authorities' preventive measures designed to curb the spread of the virus. 



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