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Briefing of KUNA main news for Saturday until 00:00 GMT

KUWAIT -- Kuwait's Ministry of Health said that 21 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in 24 hours, taking the total to 413,266.

MADRID -- Speaker of Kuwait's National Assembly Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim has affirmed that criticism of some "erroneous practices in the democratic system and examining it regularly" is not aimed at undermining the governing regime, but rather safeguarding it.

KUWAIT -- Kuwait Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense (MoD) Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al-Sabah said that the airport, and the land and maritime borders will not be shut down.

KUWAIT -- Kuwait's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced the suspension of direct commercial flights from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zambia and Malawi.

DOHA -- Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies Forum (GAPSF) extolled Kuwait's huge efforts made to implement clear policies so as to benefit from several modern strategies in terms of dealing with the novel coronavirus.

DOHA -- Racers of Kuwait Triathlon Club have won three gold, one silver and one bronze medals at the conclusion of 2021 Asia Triathlon Cup Doha. (end) mb