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Bahrain Coronavirus Update: Cases Increase To 41

The Ministry of Health has registered 3 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases carried by one male and two female Bahraini nationals arriving at Bahrain International Airport via indirect flights from Iran, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 41.

The Ministry highlighted that the patients have been transferred to an isolation centre for further treatment, noting that all COVID-19-infected patients are in a stable condition and receiving ongoing care from a specialised medical team.

The Ministry of Health began implementing a mobile testing process for citizens returning from Iran during February, in order to ensure full medical examinations are carried out as per official measures applied to combat the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The mobile testing units will provide citizens with the comfort of being tested in their areas of residence and allow for efficient medical examinations to be carried out across the Kingdom, to ensure all citizens remain safe.

The Ministry further emphasised that all the individuals that will test negative are instructed to follow the health guidelines outlined by the Ministry, which include self-isolation for a total of 14 days, while being granted a paid medical leave for 14 days and a specialised medical team will follow up with them accordingly.

The Ministry urges all citizens and residents returning from Iran during February to isolate themselves immediately and call 444 to schedule medical examinations.

In line with the guidelines outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry continues to screen all incoming passengers from COVID-19 affected countries, monitoring them for 14 days to ensure they are virus-free and do not pose a threat to the health and safety of the Kingdom’s citizens and residents.

SOURCE: BNA

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