KUWAIT CITY, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Kuwait reported on Thursday 1,716 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 196,497.
The Kuwaiti Health Ministry also announced eight more deaths, taking the death toll to 1,105. The tally of recoveries nationwide rose by 1,125 to 183,321, while 12,071 coronavirus-related patients were receiving treatment.
On Feb. 21, Kuwait extended a ban on entry of non-Kuwaiti travelers to the country until further notice.
The Kuwaiti government has also decided to close land and sea borders from Feb. 24 until March 20 with the exception of shipping operations.