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Kuwait shuts down 14 more pharmacies to control mask prices

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Trade and Industry closed 14 more drugstores for failure to commit to the decided prices of medical masks.

The total number of closed pharmacies has risen to 19, the ministry said in a press statement, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported

The shutdown is part of a campaign launched by the ministry to control the price of medical masks in the country.

On Tuesday, the ministry closed five pharmacies for raising the price of masks illegally.

Kuwait on Wednesday noon said that the number of people with the coronavirus was 18.