679 Indians test positive for COVID-19 in Kuwait

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On Sunday, coronavirus infection was confirmed for 80 people including 45 Indians here. The total number of COVID-19 patients in Kuwait rose to 1234.

Kuwait Health minister Sheikh Basil Al Sabah

Kuwait City: The number of Indians who have contracted COVID-19 is increasing day by day in Kuwait. According to the latest reports, 679 Indians tested positive for the pandemic here. Sources revealed that more cases will be reported in Kuwait in the coming days.

On Sunday, coronavirus infection was confirmed in 80 people including 45 Indians here. The total number of COVID-19 patients in Kuwait rose to 1234. Among them, 679 are Indians. 1091 people are under treatment and 29 are admitted in ICU.

Meanwhile, Kuwait National Petroleum Company informed that one of their employees from India tested positive for the disease and 42 foreigners are quarantined. The labour union in the company also confirmed the reports.

It is examined that the majority of COVID-19 patients are Indians here. Farwaniya, Salmiya, Fahaheel, Jeleeb Al-Shuyoukh and Mahboula, where a large number of foreigners are residing, are the epicentres of coronavirus here.

A few Malayalees are suspected to have the infection at Jeleeb Al-Shuyoukh and Abbasiya areas where lockdown is imposed. The officials collected their samples and have sent for test.

Health Minister Sheikh Basil Al Sabah declared that if necessary the government will impose complete lockdown and directed the public to strictly follow the directions of the ministry.

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