Egypt calls on nationals in Kuwait to be vigilant, avoid crowds

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Fri, 28 Feb 2020 - 11:51 GMT

FILE - Kuwaiti police wearing masks after several people were infected with coronavirus in Kuwait - Reuters

FILE - Kuwaiti police wearing masks after several people were infected with coronavirus in Kuwait - Reuters

CAIRO - 28 February 2020: The Egyptian embassy in Kuwait called its nationals to be vigilant and avoid crowded places in the Gulf State where the number of infected cases with deadly coronavirus is increasing.

The embassy also asked the community to follow the necessary health and preventive guidelines amid the increasing number of coronavirus cases across the region.

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announced on Friday morning that the number of coronavirus cases rose to 45 after two new people coming from Iran were tested positive for the virus.



Over the past few days, dozens of coronavirus cases, coming from Iran, were registered in the Arab and Gulf States such as Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, the UAE, and Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, and Algeria.

In an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Saudi Authorities imposed on Thursday a temporary ban on entering the Kingdom for performing Umrah [small pilgrimage] in the holy city of Mecca or visiting the Prophet's Mosque in Medina.

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