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KUWAIT Kuwait Government spokesman Tareq Al-Mezrim has announced resignation of Social Affairs Minister Dr. Ghadeer Aseeri. Minister of Municipal Affairs Waleed Al-Jassem will serve as as Acting Minister of Social Affairs.

KUWAIT The Ministry of Health affirms the country is clear of any coronavirus case “until this moment.”

KUWAIT Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah receives credentials of newly appointed US Ambassador to Kuwait, Alina Romanowski. He wishes her success in her service in the country for sake of further elevation of the Kuwaiti-US ties.

BEIJING Chinese health authorities announce death toll of coronavirus has risen to 170 while 7,736 other cases of infection with the virus have been confirmed.

KUWAIT Kuwait crude oil edged 87 cents higher during Wednesday’s transactions to close at USD 61.02 per barrel (pb) against USD 60.15 pb the day before.

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Source: Kuwait News Agency