The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. No cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus have been identified in Kuwait as of February 5. The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait will continue to monitor the situation in Kuwait closely.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning for all of China. The CDC has also published suggestions on how to reduce your risk of contracting the Novel Coronavirus.
- Trusted sources for information are the World Health Organization (WHO) and CDC – both have excellent, up-to-date information regarding the Novel Coronavirus.
- The WHO website includes travel guidance, technical guidance, and disease outbreak news. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
- The CDC website includes information about the virus, a general risk assessment, travel guidance, information on the CDC response, and disease outbreak news. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Consult the CDC for country health advisories or call CDC at 800-232-4636 or 404-639-3534.