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Kuwait's coronavirus cases rise to 45

People wear medical masks as a precaution against coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, on 26 February 2020 in Kuwait city, Kuwait. [Jaber Abdulkhaleg - Anadolu Agency]
People wear medical masks as a precaution against coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, in Kuwait City, Kuwait, on 26 February 2020 [Jaber Abdulkhaleg / Anadolu Agency]

Kuwait confirmed two more cases of the new coronavirus today, taking the toll to 45, according to its Health Ministry.

“The two cases were in contact with the infected people who came from Iran before the outbreak was announced,” the ministry said.

The ministry asserted stable health conditions of all cases and “efficiency of medical staff dealing with them at three medical quarantine centers.”

Kuwait called off national day celebrations on Monday as part of its fight against the outbreak.

So far, Kuwait has evacuated around 800 citizens from Iran – which has been hit hard by the virus.

The coronavirus was first detected in China in December 2019 and has spread to more than 45 other countries, including the US, the UK, Singapore, France, Russia, Spain and India, raising global alarm.

READ: Global outbreak of the coronavirus

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