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A worker wearing a protective suit wipes down a key board in a local bank as a precaution against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), following the outbreak, in Kuwait City Image Credit: Reuters

Kuwait: Six hundred and eleven expatriates and Gulf nationals left for their home countries from Kuwait on Wednesday in the midst of new COVID-19 outbreak, Kuwait News Agency reported on Thursday.

From the expatriated who left were 342 Egyptians and 254 Filipinos after they completed preventive measures against the pandemic.

Meanwhile three planes carrying a total of 306 Kuwaiti citizens coming from Lebanon, Egypt and Bahrain arrived at Kuwait International Airport on Wednesday as part of a plan to bring back citizens from coronavirus-affected countries.

About 195 Kuwaitis came from Egypt, 74 from Lebanon and 37 from Bahrain. They were all tested in airport facilities specially installed for this purpose and then taken to compulsory quarantine, said the KUNA report.