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 2020-03-30 03:52 

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Yemeni Gov't welcomes UN call for urgent meeting to discuss ceasefire...

ADEN, March 30 (KUNA) -- The Yemeni government welcomed on Sunday the invitation by the United Nations Secretary-General9;s Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths to hold an urgent meeting to discuss a comprehensive ceasefire in Yemen in order to comb...

 2020-03-30 03:29 

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Briefing of KUNA main news for Sunday until 00:00 GMT...

2882071 KUWAIT -- The Ministry of Social Affairs said that a campaign launched by 41 Kuwaiti charities has raised a total of KD 9.169 million (about USD 30 million) in one day with a view to supporting the government efforts and help people who were affec...

 2020-03-30 02:52 

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Ukraine: Coronavirus cases up 475...

MOSCOW, March 29 (KUNA) -- The number of confirmed coronavirus cases increased to 475, Health authorities said Sunday. Russia news agency (TASS) quoted Ukrainian health officials as saying medical staff confirmed 57 new cases in the country in the past 24...

 2020-03-30 02:19 

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Trump extends social distancing guidelines to April 30th...

WASHINGTON, March 29 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump announced Sunday that he is extending the social distancing guidelines to April 30th amid the coronavirus outbreak across the nation. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said that the &#...

 2020-03-30 01:25 

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Mauritania: Two coronavirus cases has recovered...

RABAT, March 29 (KUNA) -- Two cases of coronavirus have recovered from a total of five cases that has been diagnosed with the virus in the country, Mauritania Health officials said Sunday. In its daily briefing, the health ministry said three other cases ...

 2020-03-29 23:45 

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Coronavirus continues to spread in Europe...

KUWAIT, March 29 (KUNA) -- The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across Europe, as the continent intensifies efforts to counter the killer virus. In Greece, Health Ministry's spokesman and infectious diseases professor Sotiris Tsiodras ...

 2020-03-29 23:34 

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Jordan reports 3rd coronavirus death...

AMMAN, March 29 (KUNA) -- Jordan Sunday announced a person died of coronavirus to increase number of fatalities in the Kingdom to three while registered infections topped 259. Minister of Health Saad Jaber said in a press release a 66-year-old died of the...

 2020-03-29 23:29 

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New York State to suffer USD 10-15 bln deficit - Gov. Cuomo...

NEW YORK, March 29 (KUNA) -- Companies' closure in New York and shortage in federal funding left the State of New York in budget deficit which ranged between USD 10-15 billion, the state's Governor Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. The federal assistance ...

 2020-03-29 23:19 

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Kuwaiti citizens' repatriation's first phase concludes...

KUWAIT, March 29 (KUNA) -- A plane carrying Kuwaiti citizens from London arrived in Kuwait International Airport Sunday, the last aircraft of the first phase of a plan to repatriate nationals from countries hit by coronavirus. The repatriation is part of ...

 2020-03-29 22:36 

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Spain's coronavirus deaths surge to 6,613 - TV...

MADRID, March 29 (KUNA) -- Spain's coronavirus deaths surged to 6,613 people while number of registered infections reached 78,873, the Ministry of Health announced Sunday. State TV quoted a ministry sources as saying 3,082 people died in Madrid only. ...

 2020-03-29 22:31 

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Coronavirus cases in Egypt, Tunisia surge to 609, 312 respectively...

KUWAIT, March 29 (KUNA) -- The overall number of cases infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours in Egypt upped by 33 cases to 609 and in Tunisia by 34 to 312. In a press briefing on Sunday, Spokesman of the Egyptian Health Minis...

 2020-03-29 22:29 

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Qatar central bank offers USD 825 mln for local banks...

DOHA, March 29 (KUNA) -- Qatar's Central Bank said Sunday it was providing three billion riyals (USD 825 million) for local banks to offer interest-free loans for companies worst hit by coronavirus. Prime Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Thani instructed the...

 2020-03-29 22:03 

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COVID-19 deaths in France rise by 292 in 24 hrs - MoH...

PARIS, March 29 (KUNA) -- Death cases from the coronavirus in France have risen to 2,606 and the number of infections increased to 40,174, the ministry of health said Sunday. It added in a statement 292 death cases and 2,599 infections were registered in ...

 2020-03-29 21:41 

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New York reports 237 new COVID-19 deaths in 24 hrs...

NEW YORK, March 29 (KUNA) -- The US state of New York has reported 237 new deaths related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, its highest daily death record since the outbreak of the deadly virus. In his daily news conference, New Yo...

 2020-03-29 21:30 

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UAE, Jordan registers new COVID-19 deaths...

KUWAIT, March 29 (KUNA) -- United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Jordan Sunday reported new coronavirus deaths, and the two countries in addition to Bahrain, Qatar and Morocco also registered new infections with the COVID-19. UAE's Ministry of Health announc...

 2020-03-29 20:30 

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Britain's lockdown may last for six months - official...

LONDON, March 29 (KUNA) -- British Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jenny Harries has warned the nationwide lockdown imposed by the government to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus may last for six months or more. Britons should not expect to get ba...

 2020-03-29 20:28 

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Algeria reports 551 COVID-19 cases including 31 deaths...

ALGIERS, March 29 (KUNA) -- Algerian Ministry of Health said Sunday confirmed coronavirus infections rose to 551, including 31 deaths. The ministry added in a statement two persons passed away by Sunday morning while 57 people tested positive. The two dea...

 2020-03-29 20:20 

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Turkey registers 23 new coronavirus deaths...

ANKARA, March 29 (KUNA) -- Turkish Ministry of Health said Sunday 23 people died of coronavirus to increase fatalities to 131, while number of registered infections surge to 9,217. Anadolu news agency quoted a ministry statement as saying 1,815 people tes...

 2020-03-29 19:59 

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Spain toughens lockdown to contain coronavirus...

MADRID, March 29 (KUNA) -- The Spanish government has ordered stricter lockdown measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In an extraordinary meeting on Sunday, the Spanish cabinet endorsed the stricter lockdown measures which will ...

 2020-03-29 19:53 

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Italy reports 756 new deaths...

ROME, March 29 (KUNA) -- Italy Sunday said 756 new deaths related to infection with coronavirus to surpass 10,000, with the number of registered infectees exceeding 97,000. Civil Protection Chief Angelo Borrelli, in his daily statement, said 3,815 people ...

 2020-03-29 19:45 

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Plane repatriating Kuwaitis from Paris returns home...

KUWAIT, March 29 (KUNA) -- A Kuwait Airways plane repatriating citizens from Paris arrived at Kuwait Airport, the third plane returning home Sunday after two came from Tehran with nationals who would all be placed in mandatory quarantine. The repatriation...

 2020-03-29 19:35 

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Arab countries report new coronavirus cases...

KUWAIT, March 29 (KUNA) -- Syrian Ministry of Health Sunday said a person died of coronavirus to be the first death in the Arab country. A woman passed away shortly after she was admitted into hospital in Damascus, the Syrian news agency quoted a ministry...

 2020-03-29 18:38 

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Arab League calls for exposing Israeli racist policies...

CAIRO, March 29 (KUNA) -- The Arab League has called on international organizations to shoulder their responsibility towards exposing Israel's racist policies and human rights violations against Palestinian people. In a press statement on Sunday on th...

 2020-03-29 18:36 

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Kuwaiti citizens repatriated from Tehran arrive in Kuwait...

KUWAIT, March 29 (KUNA) -- A Kuwait Airways plane repatriating citizens from Tehran arrived at Kuwait International Airport, to be the second plane from the Iranian capital Sunday carrying Kuwaiti nationals who would be placed in mandatory quarantine. The...

 2020-03-29 18:22 

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Kuwait's charities raise USD 30 mln to back gov't's anti-coronavirus efforts...

KUWAIT, March 29 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Social Affairs said that a campaign launched by 41 Kuwaiti charities has raised a total of KD 9.169 million (about USD 30 million) in one day with a view to supporting the government efforts and help people who w...

 2020-03-29 18:01 

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Kuwait-based Arab fund approves USD 3.2 mln grant for Jordan - Amman govt....

AMMAN, March 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait-based Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) approved a USD 3.2 million grant to help Jordan cover huge expenses of fighting spread of coronavirus, the government of Amman said Sunday. The Jordanian governme...

 2020-03-29 17:49 

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Kuwait firemen begin home delivery of medicine nationwide...

KUWAIT, March 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) said it began Sunday nationwide home deliveries of medicines for patients with chronic diseases, a move conducted in cooperation with Ministry of Health amidst spread of coronovirus. The ob...

 2020-03-29 17:36 

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Kuwait Amir follows repatriation of citizens on daily basis - FM...

KUWAIT, March 29 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is following repatriation of Kuwaiti citizens on a daily basis, Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Mohammad Al-Sabah said Sunday. He made the remarks after a me...

 2020-03-29 17:20 

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MoI to introduce barcodes instead of ID cards for curfew waiving as of Thurs....

KUWAIT, March 29 (KUNA) -- The Interior Ministry announced Sunday that Wednesday will be last day for accepting the recently issued cards for moving during curfew time for eligible people, a move aimed at preventing misuse. Instead, the ministry will use ...

 2020-03-29 17:17 

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Kuwait Youth Auth. places resources under health authorities' disposal - Min....

KUWAIT, March 29 (KUNA) -- The Public Authority for Youth is placing its resources and capabilities under the disposal of health authorities to help them contain spread of coronavirus, Minister of Information Mohammad Al-Jabri said Sunday. PAY set up a ca...

 2020-03-29 17:08 

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Briefing of KUNA main news for Sunday until 12:00 GMT...

2881969 KUWAIT -- Kuwaiti Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah announced the recovery of three additional people from the novel coronavirus, raising the country's total recoveries to 67. 2882015 KUWAIT -- The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announc...

 2020-03-29 16:56 

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Britain announces 209 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours...

LONDON, March 29 (KUNA) -- Britain's Department of Health said Sunday 209 people died of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, increasing total fatalities to 1,228. It added in a press statement 2,433 people tested positive to raise infectees to 19,522. I...

 2020-03-29 16:52 

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Saudi Arabia reports four coronavirus deaths...

RIYADH, March 29 (KUNA) -- Saudi Ministry of Health said Sunday four persons died of coronavirus to increase fatalities to eight, while 96 people tested positive for the virus to raise infections to 1,299. MoH spokesman Dr. Mohammad Al-Abdulaali said ther...

 2020-03-29 16:48 

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Seven people die of coronavirus in Malaysia...

KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 (KUNA) -- Malaysia Sunday registered seven deaths as a result of coronavirus to raise tally of fatalities to 34, while there were 150 people testing positive for COVID-19 to increase the tally to 2,470. The department of health said...

 2020-03-29 16:40 

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132 more deaths from coronavirus in Netherlands, toll 771...

BRUSSELS, March 29 (KUNA) -- One hundred and thirty-two more coronavirus patients have died in the Netherlands in the past 24 hours raising the total number of deceased to 771. According to the figures released by the Dutch National Institute for Public H...

 2020-03-29 15:36 

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Pakistan's coronavirus death toll climbs to 14...

ISLAMABAD, March 29 (KUNA) -- At least 14 people have lost their lives across Pakistan due to Coronavirus as the nationwide tally of COVID-19 patients has crossed 1,500 on Sunday, said officials. Pakistan's Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Natio...

 2020-03-29 15:10 

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Worldwide virus deaths, infections skyrocket...

KUWAIT, March 29 (KUNA) -- Although the situation has remarkably eased in China, where the outbreak began, horribly spiking deaths and infections with the novel coronavirus are still reported worldwide. The number of cases has upped 670,000 worldwide, of ...

 2020-03-29 15:03 

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GCC condemns Houthi attack on Riyadh...

RIYADH, March 29 (KUNA) -- The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Sunday condemned a recent ballistic missile attack by Yemeni Houthi militia on Riyadh. Such "terrorist attack" does not target Saudi Arabia by itself; but the overall Gulf security a...

 2020-03-29 13:45 

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Kuwait reports 20 new virus cases...

KUWAIT, March 29 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announced on Sunday that a further 20 people were infected by the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, in the last 24 hours. This brings the Gulf country's tally of confirmed virus cases up to...

 2020-03-29 13:23 

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EU calls for immediate ceasefire in Syria...

BRUSSELS, March 29 (KUNA) -- The European Union Sunday added its voice to the call by the UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen for an immediate and nationwide ceasefire across Syria, particularly in view of the coronavirus pandemic. "The recently ...

 2020-03-29 13:05 

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 2020-03-29 12:06 

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OIC deplores Houthi attack on Riyadh...

JEDDAH, March 29 (KUNA) -- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Sunday emphatically condemned a recent ballistic missile attack by Yemeni Houthi militia on Riyadh. Decrying the "terrorist attack", which injured two people in the Saudi ...

 2020-03-29 11:27 

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S. Korea reports 105 new virus cases to total 9,583...

TOKYO, March 29 (KUNA) -- South Korea reported 105 new cases of the coronavirus Sunday, bringing the nation's total to 9,583, as imported cases continue to rise, according to Yonhap News Agency. The death toll rose by eight to 152, the Korea Centers f...

 2020-03-29 11:22 

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Armenia reports two more COVID-19 fatalities...

ANKARA, March 29 (KUNA) -- Armenia on Sunday confirmed a further two deaths of patients who had been infected by the novel coronavirus, raising to three the Caucasus nation's fatality toll. The new victims are a 55-year-old woman and a 73-year-old man...

 2020-03-29 09:44 

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COVID-19 death toll in India climbs to 25 as positive cases rise to 979...

NEW DELHI, March 29 (KUNA) -- Death toll following the coronavirus attack in India rose on Sunday to 25 while the number of COVID-19 infections climbed to 979 cases, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said Sunday. Six more people died in the last 2...

 2020-03-29 09:07 

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Kuwait confirms recovery of further three COVID-19 patients, count at 67...

By Mohammad Al-KanderiKUWAIT, March 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah on Sunday announced the recovery of three additional people from the novel coronavirus, raising the country's total recoveries to 67. Necessary lab t...

 2020-03-29 07:52 

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Rumors in coronavirus time, ruinous to society's morale, state's efforts - academics...

By Nasser Al-Shalabi KUWAIT, March 29 (KUNA) -- Posting and circulation of rumors and fake news in the time of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak could have detrimental impacts on people's morale and state's ability to handle and overcome t...

 2020-03-29 07:06 

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Coronavirus cases in Morocco reach 402 - MoH...

RABAT, March 29 (KUNA) -- Moroccan Ministry of Health has said coronavirus patients in the country have risen to 402 after registering 12 new cases. The ministry, in a statement posted on its website late last night, said two persons died of the virus and...

 2020-03-29 06:57 

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Residents of coronavirus-hard hit US states urged to aviod domestic travel...

WASHINGTON, March 29 (KUNA) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued Saturday evening a Travel Advisory urging residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut "to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effectiv...

 2020-03-29 06:57 

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N. Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles towards sea - Seoul...

TOKYO, March 29 (KUNA) -- North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles toward the East Sea (Sea of Japan) on Sunday, South Korea's military said, according to Yonhap News Agency. Both were fired northeastward from the easte...

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