4 Saudi women among 8 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bahrain

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Locals wear facemasks to take precautions from coronavirus as they shop at the Bahrain's Autumn Fair 2020, in Manama. — Courtesy photo

JEDDAH — Bahrain’s Health Ministry on Tuesday announced six new coronavirus cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to eight, reported Bahrain News Agency.

According to the report, two Bahraini nationals, one male and one female, and four Saudi Arabian female nationals who came from Iran tested positive for the virus upon their arrival in Bahrain International Airport.

Two Bahraini nationals, one male and one female, and four Saudi Arabian female nationals who came from Iran tested positive for the virus upon their arrival in Bahrain International Airport. They were immediately taken to a health center where they are quarantined and will be treated, BNA said.

“The ministry indicated that the infected individuals had arrived in Bahrain from Iran before the Civil Aviation Authority’s decision to suspend flights from Dubai International Airport for 48 hours.

Those accompanying the infected travelers were also quarantined as a precautionary measure after they tested negative for the virus.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday that it is coordinating with its Bahraini counterpart to treat the four infected Saudi nationals. The four women will remain in Bahrain until they are cured, Al Arabia English reported.

The ministry is taking all appropriate and preventative measures to test all passengers arriving from infected countries, the news agency reported. The news agency also said the ministry urged all citizens and residents who are experiencing symptoms of the virus to isolate themselves, avoid close contact with others and follow instructions given to them by the medical team. — Agencies


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