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Kuwait's Covid-19 death toll rises to 3

The country has confirmed 1,355 cases of coronavirus

Kuwait's Covid-19 death toll rises to 3

Kuwait has detected 55 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s total to 1,355, according to the state-run KUNA news agency.

Three deaths have been reported.

In a statement, Health Ministry spokesperson Dr. Abdullah Al Sanad said that 26 patients are in intensive care, nine of whom are in critical condition and 17 in stable condition.

Earlier in the week, authorities in Kuwait’s Al Ahmadi Municipality revealed that 155 stores have been closed for failing to abide by guidelines designed to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Ahmadi Governance deputy director for Municipality Affairs, Fahad Al-Shtaili, said over the past month, inspectors had sent out 674 warnings and warrants to shop owners and issued 235 violations, including a formal closure order to 20 stores.

He added that the municipality has cleaned and sterilised 251,427 containers of different sizes, put 25 stickers on neglected cars, and issued ten violations to street vendors.

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