By Staff writer
A further nine more people have died in the country at the hands of Covid-19
Kuwait announced its biggest spike in new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, with 1,065 confirmed infections.
It takes the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country up to 8,688, while nine more deaths were reported, taking the death toll up to 58.
According to Health Ministry spokesperson, Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, there are 114 patients in intensive care, 45 of whom are in a “critical condition”.
Earlier on Sunday it was revealed that a further 107 patients had recovered from Covid-19, bringing the total to 2,729 recoveries.
Kuwait is observing nearly three weeks of total lock down as of Sunday afternoon. People will be allowed to venture out for exercise for two hours provided they wear medical masks and observe social distancing.
Meanwhile, Kuwait Municipality shut 147 commercial stores in the province of Hawally in April for breaching preventive precautions against coronavirus.
The municipality said in statement that its inspectors addressed 235 warnings against owners of grocery stores, issued various tickets against restaurants, hair dressing stores, health clubs, entertainment halls and wedding halls.
It also reported sanitising 66,000 containers, abandoned vehicles and penalised law breaking vendors.