Measures Tighten In Kuwait, Iraq To Stem Virus Spread
The authorities in Kuwait and Iraq have announced new restrictions to cope with the rising number of corona-virus cases
According to the same decision, citizens abroad are allowed to return to their homeland via land and seaports including their first-degree relatives and companions from the domestic workers. Also, shipping operations and workers are exempted in the border region between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
The new measures came after the escalation in the number of infections and fatalities during February as authorities recorded 184,989 COVID-19 cases, including 1,049 deaths as of Monday evening.
He explained that a meeting will be held in cooperation with the ministries of interior, education, and culture to come up with a plan to contain the sudden rise in the number of cases.
As of Monday evening, the death toll from COVID-19 in the Kurdish region in northern Iraq had reached 107,933, including 3,508 deaths, according to the regional Health Ministry. Iraq has so far recorded 671,801 infections, including 13,295 fatalities, according to the country's Health Ministry.