Kuwait reports 909 new COVID-19 cases, 42,788 in total

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-25 19:52:20|Editor: huaxia

KUWAIT CITY, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Kuwait on Thursday reported 909 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 42,788 and the death toll to 339, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

The new cases included 479 Kuwaiti nationals and 430 residents of other nationalities, the statement said.

Currently, 9,082 patients are receiving treatment, including 152 in ICU, according to the statement.

The ministry also announced the recovery of 558 more patients, raising the total recoveries in the country to 33,367.

On June 18, Kuwait decided to ease the restrictions which were imposed to contain the spread of the COVID-19.

The measures include shortening the curfew hours in the country and lifting the lockdown on areas of Hawally, Nuqra, Maidan Hawally and some blocks in Khaitan.

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. Enditem