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Kuwait reports increase in suicide cases amid Covid-19; cases involve jobless residents


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Kuwait has reported 40 suicide cases and 15 failed attempts since late February, a local newspaper revealed. 

Citing well-informed sources, Al Qabas newspaper noted that the suicide cases were mainly among Asian expats and had experienced psychological and economic miseries due to dire financial circumstances after employers stopped paying them due to Covid-19. 

During the holy month of Ramadan. Kuwait has registered three suicide cases involving a Ugandan, an Egyptian, and a Filipino who was found to be Covid-19 positive. 

Looking at the statistics, as movement restrictions have been imposed in the country, the suicide rate has increased by 40 percent.

“Suicide cases have started to go up in Kuwait during the coronavirus pandemic due to fear, anxiety, isolation, and instability experienced by people and absence of daily aims that could help the person to spend time regularly as before,” social psychology consultant Samira Al Dosari was quoted as saying by Gulf News. 

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