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Coronavirus: Over 600 expats repatriated from Kuwait

Kuwait Interior Ministry has announced that 611 expats have been repatriated to their native country.

The expats included 342 Egyptians and 254 Filipinos, all over left in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.

In addition, Kuwait flew 306 citizens back to the country on board three planes coming from Lebanon, Egypt and Bahrain as part of a plan to bring back citizens from coronavirus-affected countries.

The ministry said 195 Kuwaitis came from Egypt, 74 from Lebanon and 37 from Bahrain. They were all tested in airport facilities specially installed for this purpose and then taken to compulsory quarantine, according to Kuwait news agency KUNA.