Kuwait asks citizens to avoid travelling due to COVID-19 outbreak

The deadly virus has already claimed the lives of more than 2,900 people around the world and has been spread to more than 60 countries

Kuwait has asked its citizens to avoid travelling due to the concerns regarding the coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak, a health ministry official stated in a media conference on Saturday. The Gulf country has not registered any new cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, she stated.

COVID-19 spreading around the world

Peng Zhiyong (C), head of the department of critical care medicine of Zhongnan Hospital, performs diagnosis on a patient with his colleagues in Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Jan. 24, 2020. Central China's Hubei province reported 105 new confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and seven new deaths on Thursday, the provincial health authorities announced Friday. (Xinhua/Xiong Qi/IANS) IANS

The total number of people infected with the disease in Kuwait is 45, the health ministry said on Friday, which has reported no deaths. The COVID-19 virus has infected many people around the world. The virus which originated from China has infected people in over 60 countries around the world. More than 85,000 people have got infected due to the virus whereas the number of people died stands over 2,900.

The WHO has raised the alert level to 'very high' and it is being predicted that the virus may cause more casualties around the world in the coming days.

(With agency inputs)

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