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Kuwaiti woman 'critical' as new coronavirus cases emerge

Two Kuwaiti women have tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 58

Kuwaiti woman 'critical' as new coronavirus cases emerge

Kuwait Health Ministry held a meeting on Wednesday to weigh the effectiveness of precautions taken so far to prevent the further spread of the epidemic within the country.

Two Kuwaiti women have tested positive for the new coronavirus, Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases to 58, a Kuwait Health Ministry official announced on Thursday.

According to Dr Butheina Al-Mudhaf, the health ministry's Assistant Under-Secretary for Public Health, the two women had recently returned to the country from Iran.

The Kuwait News Agency reported Al-Mudhaf as saying that the women were admitted into intensive care on Wednesday, and are receiving medical care and attention.

One of the patients is in critical condition, while the other is stable.

Al-Mudhaf affirmed that all other quarantined cases in Kuwait are "stable and fine".

During the daily briefing, she said the Kuwait Health Ministry held a meeting on Wednesday to weigh the effectiveness of precautions taken so far to prevent the further spread of the epidemic within the country.

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