KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait’s Ministry of Health said Thursday 552 people tested positive for the coronavirus while two persons died of the pandemic in the past 24 hours.
Ministry spokesman Dr Abdullah AlSanad, in a statement to KUNA, said total registered cases reached 101,851 while deaths topped 592.
He said distribution of cases in health areas was: 154 in Hawally, 128 in Ahmadi, 113 in the Capital, 95 in Farwaniya and 62 in Jahra. (KUNA)
KUWAIT CITY: Austria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Vienna has issued travel instructions related to the COVID-19 outbreak and banned travel to countries and regions including Bahrain and Kuwait, reports Al-Rai daily.
The ministry added in a statement on the list is also the Czech capital Prague and regions in France including Paris and the French Riviera, while lifting the travel ban to Sweden which remained on the ban list for a long time.
The travel warning also includes Andorra, Argentina, Costa Rica, Israel and the Maldives, and Lisbon, the northern region of Portugal.
KUWAIT CITY: The Central Bank of Kuwait has affirmed support for the criminalization of anything that would affect the value of the national currency and undermine confidence in the national economy, stressing the need to open the way for non-specialists to express opinion and publish analysis and news in this regard, reports Al-Jarida daily.
Governor of the Central Bank Dr Mohammad Al-Hashel, in a letter to the Minister of Information Mohammad Al-Jabri, said the report of the Parliamentary Committee on Culture, Education and Guidance Affairs, dated Jan 20, stated he does not mind lifting the ban on publication of bankrupt merchants, commercial companies, banks and money changers.
VIENNA: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been elected to serve on the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) 35-nation Board of Governors for the next two years.
Amid an election process during an annual meeting of the IAEA’s general conference on Thursday, 89 votes out of a total of 116 came in favor of UAE membership, while 25 members abstained, according to election results. (KUNA)