A campaign to support government efforts in tackling the coronavirus pandemic in Kuwait raised $30 million in donations in a single day.
Assistant Undersecretary for Social Development Hanaa AlHajri said the campaign involved 41 Kuwaiti charities and saw donations made through a digital link.
She estimated that almost 200,000 people contributed to the cause, which was launched by the Ministry of Social Affairs and is designed to help the government combat the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus.
The money will be used to support health centres and quarantine facilities as well as helping low-income workers.
However, the ministry has denied news that it has allocated a specific online link for people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak to register for aid.