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COVID-19 Confirmed Cases in Bahrain Rises to 38

A total of 38 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported in the country according an Bahrain News Agency. In the afternoon of February 28, 2020, 3 cases were announced which involved 3 repatriated Bahraini females from Iran who tested positive for the virus and have been immediately transferred to a dedicated health centre for isolation and treatment.

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The next confirmed cases involved 2 patients: a female Bahraini national and a female Saudi national arriving at Bahrain International Airport via indirect flights from Iran.

The Ministry of Health continue to screen all passengers arriving at the airport as per guidelines outlined by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Below are the separate announcements of the 3 confirmed cases, as well as the 2 additional confirmed cases on February 28, 2020.

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Below is the latest news announcement by Bahrain News Agency:

(BNA): The Ministry of Health has registered 2 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases among a female Bahraini national and a female Saudi national arriving at Bahrain International Airport via indirect flights from Iran, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 38.

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

In line with the guidelines outlined by the World Health Organisation (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.

This Ministry of Health urges all citizens and residents returning from Iran during February to self-isolate themselves immediately and call 444 to schedule medical examination.

The Ministry underlined its commitment to update the public on all COVID-19-related developments, reiterating the importance of only receiving information from official, verified sources. The Ministry further underlined the importance of following the health awareness guidelines aimed at combating COVID-19, noting that it is a collective national responsibility to ensure the Kingdom remains a healthy safe community for all.



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