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|21 May, 2018

Nearly 6,000 expats deported from Kuwait since 2016 because of infectious diseases

Health minister said there were 576 cases of AIDS, 244 with Malaria, 2,068 with tuberculosis and 2,991 with hepatitis

Image used for illustrative purpose. Kuwait city skyline.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Kuwait city skyline.

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DUBAI: Kuwait has deported 5,879 expats since 2016 amid concerns over infectious diseases according to Kuwaiti Health Minister Sheikh Dr. Basil Al-Sabah, local daily Kuwait Times reported.

The health minister said there were 576 cases of AIDS, 244 with Malaria, 2,068 with tuberculosis and 2,991 with hepatitis.

Those deported are re-examined at their home country’s medical centers, and in the case of negative results, Kuwait’s health ministry undersecretary is contacted in order to have the ban lift

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