Persons who leave mandatory quarantine or discharged from hospital because they were free of coronavirus should also stay in home quarantine for at least another 14 day, Kuwait Ministry of Health said Sunday.

Ministry’s Undersecretary Dr. Mustafa Redha said this decision stemmed from MoH’s keenness to implement plans and strategies related to confrontation of coronavirus and prevention of its spread.

He said the file of every person leaving mandatory quarantine or hospital should be sent to the public health services team in every health zone to make sure this person abided by the home quarantine.

Earlier today, the MoH announced 77 people were infected by COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 556.

spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said in the daily briefing 100 virus patients are still receiving necessary treatment, while 17 others are in intensive care units; including six in critical condition.

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