A dental surgeon from India has died of novel coronavrus in Kuwait. Reports say, the dentist is the country’s second medical professional to succumb to COVID-19.

54-year-old Vasudeva Rao passed away on Saturday in Jaber hospital where he was undergoing treatment for coronavirus infection, timeskuwait.com reported.

A resident of Kuwait for about 15 years, Rao worked as an endodontist at Kuwait Oil Company, a subsidiary of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, a state-owned company.

Rao was a member of Indian Dentists’ Alliance in Kuwait, an organisation of Indian dental professionals in Kuwait. The organisation mourned his loss.

On Friday, Egyptian ENT specialist Tareq Hussain Mokheimer died of COVID-19, becoming Kuwait’s first such medical fatality, the Gulf News reported.

Mokheimer, 62, had worked in Kuwait for more than 20 years.

A total of 171 people arrived in Chennai from Kuwait on Sunday as part of the government’s Vande Bharat Mission to bring home Indian nationals stranded in various countries.

Kuwait has reported 58 deaths and 8,688 infections due to the novel coronavirus.

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