Kuwait, Bahrain confirm first cases of COVID-19

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Kuwait and Bahrain have both confirmed the first cases of coronavirus.

Health ministries of both countries confirmed that the infections - four people, including a Saudi and Bahraini national - were linked to recent travels to Iran, where the death toll from the COVID-19 has risen to 12. 

Meanwhile, Iraq has shut its Safwan border crossing with Kuwait, amidst fears over the spread of coronavirus.

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