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Covid-19: Saudi, Oman, Kuwait report new cases

Covid-19: Saudi, Oman, Kuwait report new cases

The number of Covid-19 cases in Saudi Arabia and Qatar totals 238 and 452 respectively

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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health reported 67 new cases of the Covid-19 pandemic, bringing the total number of infectees to 238.

The ministry cited that 45 inbound cases from Britain, Turkey, Spain, Switzerland, France, Indonesia, and Iraq were recorded earlier this week, Saudi Press Agency reported.

They were directly isolated from the airports, which aided in combating the local transmission of the infection.

A total of 11 cases were of those who were in contact with previously infected individuals.

Of the 67 cases, 19 were in Riyadh, 23 in the eastern region, 13 in Jeddah, 11 in Makkah and one case in Asir.

Six individuals are said to have recovered from the coronavirus.

Kuwait
As many as six new cases of the Covid-19 were recorded in Kuwait, Kuwait News Agency reported on March 19.

Of the total number of those infected, which tallies 148, 18 have fully recovered.

Five cases remain admitted in the intensive care unit, of whom two are stable, while three are in critical condition.

Oman
Oman reported a total of six new coronavirus cases, Times of Oman reported.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed that there were now 39 confirmed cases.

“All cases have been linked to travel,” MOH said.

 


Effective Thursday, March 19, Oman will suspend all public transportation including buses, taxis, and ferries until further notice, according to a Times of Oman report.

Buses and ferries to and from Musandam governorate and Masirah are exempted from the ban, officials confirmed.

Qatar
The Ministry of Public Health registered 10 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Qatar, bringing the total number of those infected to 452.

‏Most of the new registered cases were related to quarantined migrant workers. A Qatari citizen who returned from Switzerland also tested positive of the virus.

‏The infected cases have been admitted into isolation facilities and remain in good health.

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