Following the announcement of the first 3 cases of COVID-19 in Kuwait coming from Iran, another announcement was made by Kuwait News Agency which confirms 2 new cases, which now totals the current number of infected persons in the country to 5.
The two new cases involve two female passengers arriving from Mashhad City in Iran. They have both tested positive of the novel coronavirus.
These two women were in the same flight where the first 3 infections were detected earlier today.
— kuna (@kuna_en) February 24, 2020
Below is the statement from Kuwait News Agency about the said announcement:
KUWAIT, Feb 24 (KUNA) — The Ministry of Health announced on Monday evening that two female passengers arriving from the Iranian city of Mashhad tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Both patients were aboard the same flight where three infections were detected earlier today, the ministry said in a statement, confirming that the total number of cases in Kuwait rose to five.
All patients were rushed from the airport directly to a hospital specially designed and equipped for receiving COVID-19 cases; they are kept in strict quarantine and under close observation, according to the statement.
The Ministry urged all citizens and residents to abide by the safety regulations relating to public health. (pickup previous)