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Labourers wear protective face masks as they wait in line to get temperature checked before entering construction worksite, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ahmadi, Kuwait March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Stephanie McGhee TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Image Credit: REUTERS

Dubai: Kuwait reported 20 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 255, according to the Kuwait News Agency.

The Ministry of Health said that seven of the new cases are linked to travel to Britain while the remainin 13 contracted the virus after being in contact with one of Covid-19 patients.

Meanwhile, Kuwait recorded three new coronavirus recoveries, bringing the total to 67, Health Minister Dr. Basel Al Sabah announced on Sunday in a tweet.

Of those confirmed cases, 12 are currently in the intensive care unit with nine in stable condition and three in critical condition, Al Sanad added.

The government implemented several measures to slow the spread of the virus. All international flights to and from Kuwait have been suspended until further notice. Schools and universities have also been suspended until August.

A nationwide curfew is in effect daily from 5pm to 4am until further notice.