By Gavin Gibbon
Ministry of Commerce has closed three commercial stores for breaching coronavirus regulations
Twelve new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Kuwait, bringing the total number of infections to 142.
At a press conference on Wednesday morning, Health Ministry spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad revealed that out of the 142, 15 cases had recovered and 127 are still receiving treatment.
There are currently four cases still in intensive care, with one stable and three in a critical condition. He added that 573 people had completed the quarantine period.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Commerce has revealed that three commercial stores and a number of vegetable vendors' stands have been closed for violating coronavirus regulations.
In a statement, the ministry said that teams inspected 238 pharmacies, issued 72 penalty notifications to commercial stores for breaching laws and allowed nine others to reopen after receiving pledges to tackle the violations.