1 death and 62 more infected from coronavirus in Kuwait – Total 479

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announced Saturday the first death case of novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, while 62 fresh cases were reported in the last 24 hours.This brings the country’s tally of confirmed virus cases up to 479, the ministry’s spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad told KUNA.Earlier in the day, Kuwaiti Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah announced the recovery of 11 people from the novel coronavirus, raising the country’s total recoveries to 93 

Read more

India reports 62 deaths, 2,547 coronavirus cases

India’s coronavirus positive cases climbed to 2,547 on Friday, with the death toll across states rising to 62, the Union health ministry said.The number of active coronavirus cases stands at 2,322, while 162 people have either been cured or discharged and one had migrated, according to health ministry data.On Friday evening, six deaths were reported. Four deaths were from Telangana and one each from Gujarat and Punjab.Maharashtra, which has reported the highest number of cases so far in the country,...

Read more

Indore’s 80% Covid-19 cases have no travel history, say officials

Around 80% of the Covid-19 positive people in Indore do not have a known travel history, the health officials said, pointing at the possible local transmission of the virus in Madhya Pradesh’s business capital.Indore recorded its first Covid-19 case on March 25, five days after the first four cases in the state were reported from Jabalpur. Four cases were reported that day, which included one each from Ranipura, Chandan Nagar and Khajrana localities in Indore, which emerged as Covid-19 clusters...

Read more

Bookings closed for domestic, international travel till Apr 30: Air India

National carrier Air India on Friday stopped advance bookings for all flights till April 30 even as the lockdown is in effect till April 14.“Air India bookings are now closed till April 30. We are awaiting a decision post April 14, “ an Air India official said.To be sure, bookings for both domestic and international flights of only Air India have been stopped while private airlines continue to take advance bookings from April 15 onward.“Air India is a commercial organisation and needs to consider...

Read more

600 foreign Tablighi Jamaat workers found hiding across Delhi, and counting

Early this week when the security establishment and health workers came close to completing the evacuation of 2,300 people from the Tablighi Jamaat headquarters in central Delhi’s, investigations led the police to conclude that there were more foreigners staying in different mosques in the national capital. On 31 March, the Delhi Police sent an urgent message to the Delhi Government. It was to seek help to locate the remaining Jamaat workers out of the city’s mosques. The police communication...

Read more

11 recovered from coronavirus in Kuwait – Total 93

Kuwaiti Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah on Saturday announced the recovery of 11 cases from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the country’s total recoveries to 93.Speaking to KUNA, the minister said lab tests and analyses had shown the recovery of the patient.The already treated case will be admitted to a rehabilitation ward before being discharged from hospital, the minister added.

Read more

Kuwait municipality shuts auto stores over coronavirus fears

Kuwait Municipality Director General Mohammad Al-Manfouhi on Friday ordered the closing all stores for selling and repairing and maintaining auto spare parts as part of precautions against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).Al-Manfouhi said in a statement roads’ back-up services for motorists and stores for trading in spare parts can pursue work via online website and telephone services. However, stores bonded with repair and maintain contracts for government departments’ vehicles and cars can proceed...

Read more

80 suspected coronavirus cases transferred to Jaber Hospital

Sources revealed that 58 people were transferred from the Firefighting headquarters building, which was transformed into a makeshift quarantine zone, to the Jaber Hospital on suspicion of being infected with the coronavirus, reported Al-Rai daily.The daily added that also 22 suspected cases were transferred from Al-Faihaa clinic and other locations to Jaber Hospital.Source : The Times , Kuwait

Read more

MoH visits Mishref quarantine center

Minister of Health (MoH) Sheikh Dr. Basil Al-Sabah lead a group for an inspection of the Mishref exhibition grounds that will be used as a quarantine zone, reported Al Rai daily.The daily added that the exhibition hall will be used as a quarantine center for suspected cases of coronavirus infections among expatriate workers.Source : The Times , Kuwait

Read more

Kuwait municipality launches massive sanitization campaign

Kuwait Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Waleed Al-Jassem announced the biggest sanitization campaign in the Capital Governorate within the framework of the efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).“The campaign kick-started at Al-Mubarakiyah marketplace and will cover all areas of the Capital Governorate, following similar works in Al-Farwaniyah Governorate,” Al-Jassem told reporters on Friday. He added that this campaign would proceed to other Governorates. Kuwait...

Read more