Kuwait extends schools, universities suspension to Aug. 4 - state news agency

A Kuwait Ministry of Interior Special Forces officer, tightens a band on a barrier following coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at Khairan Resort, used as a quarantine centre in Khairan

DUBAI - (Reuters) - Kuwait has decided to extend a suspension of schools and universities until Aug. 4 due to the coronavirus outbreak, the state news agency KUNA said on Thursday.

The Gulf Arab country is the first among its neighbours to impose such lengthy school and university holidays in efforts to limit the spread of the sometimes deadly disease.

(Reporting by Ahmed Hagagy; Writing by Alaa Swilam; Editing by Mark Heinrich)