COVID-19 claims first Kuwaiti doctor’s life

Cairo: A Kuwaiti doctor has died due to COVID-19, becoming the first such fatality among Kuwaiti medical professionals.

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Dr Abdullah Shuaib, a surgeon, had contracted the virus in a quarantine of the Public Works Ministry in early June, Kuwaiti newspaper Al Qabas reported.

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He was admitted to an intensive care unit at the Jaber Hospital with health complications.

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Kuwaiti Health Minister Dr Basel Al Sabah has mourned Dr Shuaib’s death and offered condolences to his family. “We ask Allah Almighty to bless him with His all-encompassing mercy and great forgiveness,” the minister said in a tweet.

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Kuwait so far has recorded a total of 60,434 virus infections and 412 related infections.

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