Kuwait has banned the import of valve-fitted face masks for medical facilities. The second wave of COVID-19 has started in Kuwait Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: The second wave of COVID-19 has started in Kuwait with the hike in the infection index, Al Rai newspaper reported, quoting a ministerial source.

Commenting on infection of five MPs in one day, the source said that the MPs experienced symptoms and were tested individually, which were not the same tests usually conducted prior to the convening of the National Assembly sessions.

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He did not rule out that other MPs would test positive once they have completed their medical examinations.

The daily said, based on the ministerial source, that the continued rise in cases is expected till mid-October, when it will peak in the upward curve, then decline again, and called for caution and adherence to health guidelines to combat the spread of the coronavirus.