Kuwait coronavirus case increases exceeded 1,000 in a day for the first time on Sunday as nine patients died in the previous 24 hours.
Kuwait , Kuwait
11 May 2020, 12:00 AM
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Kuwait reported its biggest daily increases in coronavirus cases on Sunday as new infections remained above thousand. Kuwait enacted a "total curfew" from 4pm (1300 GMT) on Sunday through to May 30 to help to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, the Information Ministry said on Twitter on Friday.
The 1,065 new cases reported on Sunday raised the number of people infected in the country to 8,688, of whom 58 have died.
Authorities closed the Kuwait's Co-Op supermarkets after 40 per cent of the chain’s 260 employees tested positive for the coronavirus, local media said.
The infections at one of the country’s main retail outlets raised fears that large numbers of customers had been also infected, prompting authorities to impose a 24-hour lockdown from 4pm on Sunday until May 30. All but essential businesses will remain closed and public sector services will be available only online.