Dubai: The Ministry of Health in Kuwait announced that the number of new infections of coronavirus (Covid-19) has risen to 25 so far, as a result of 13 new confirmed infections with the virus on Wednesday.
The ministry said in a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that all newly diagnosed cases on Wednesday were all people who visited Iran.
In the statement ministry assured that "all cases are stable and the approved protocols of isolation are [being] administered and all patients [are] receiving the necessary medical care in one of the hospitals prepared and equipped to receive patients."
By Tuesday night, February 25, Kuwait had reported 11 cases, to go up to 25 on Wednesday.
On Wednesday the cabinet met and a decision to close schools for two weeks was made to contain the spread of the virus.
Also on Monday, Kuwait's civil aviation authority announced that it had suspended all flights to and from South Korea, Thailand, and Italy after reports of an outbreak of coronavirus in the countries.
Kuwait's foreign ministry called on all its nationals who are in countries that have reported coronavirus cases, and from where flights have been suspended, can contact the Kuwaiti embassy in that country for assistance in returning.