Kuwait reports 770 new COVID-19 cases, 65,149 in total

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KUWAIT CITY, July 28 (Xinhua) — Kuwait on Tuesday reported 770 new COVID-19 cases and four more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 65,149 and the death toll to 442, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

Currently, 9,026 patients are receiving treatment, including 124 in ICU, the statement added.

The ministry also announced the recovery of 624 more patients, raising the total recoveries in the country to 55,681.

Kuwait will start the third phase plan of restoring normal life on July 28, Tareq Al-Mezrem, government spokesman, said on July 23.

During the third phase, labor capacity will increase to no more than 50 percent and visits to social care homes will be allowed, Al-Mezrem said, adding hotels and resorts will be allowed to reopen.

Taxis will be allowed to operate with only one passenger, he noted.

Kuwait and China have been supporting each other and cooperating closely in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kuwait donated medical supplies worth 3 million U.S. dollars to China at the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak.

On April 27, a team of Chinese medical experts visited Kuwait to assist the Gulf country’s anti-coronavirus fight, through sharing their experience and expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19. Enditem

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