Dubai: A Filipino maid ended her life in Sabah Al Nasser area in Kuwait after she came to know that she had been infected with COVID-19, local media reported.
The sponsor of the maid stated she jumped from the second floor after learning that she had tested positive.
Security forces were sent to the scene to collect forensic evidence, after notifying the prosecutor. A suicide case has been registered.
This is not the first time that Kuwait has reported a suicide attempt linked to COVID-19. Earlier in April, another Filipino expat also ended his life in Kuwait’s Amiri Hospital after learning that he had tested positive for coronavirus.
According to local media, sources stated the man went missing from his hospital room, after which he was found in a toilet at the hospital, where he had committed suicide using a phone charging cord.