KUWAIT CITY, May 13 (Xinhua) -- The Kuwaiti Health Ministry reported on Thursday 1,059 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections in the country to 289,243.
The ministry also announced five more fatalities, taking the death toll to 1,674, while the tally of recoveries rose by 1,265 to 274,554. A total of 13,015 coronavirus patients are receiving treatment, including 197 in the intensive care units.
Kuwaiti Minister of Health Bassel Al-Sabah said on Thursday that the coronavirus situation in Kuwait is expected to improve in the upcoming months as the ongoing vaccination campaign leads to a decrease in the number of daily infections.
The minister urged all to continue following social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Kuwaiti government has lifted the partial curfew from the first day of the Eid al-Fitr festival, but all commercial activities are still suspended from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m., except for pharmacies, food marketing outlets, restaurants, and maintenance services.
Restaurants and cafes will be allowed to receive orders but only for takeaways at their doorstep.