Bahrain surpasses half a million vaccine first doses

by BTM

Thu, 01 April 2021

Bahrain surpasses half a million vaccine first doses

Bahrain’s successful vaccine drive saw its 500,000th first dose administered today as the Kingdom continues to combat the Covid-19 coronavirus.

The latest figures show that a further 255,440 have received their second dose of one of the four available vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech, Covishield-AstraZeneca, Sinopharm and Sputnik.

The Ministry of Health is still encouraging those yet to be vaccinated to register for an appointment via the BeAware Bahrain app.

The significant milestone was hailed by Health Minister Faeqa bint Said Al Saleh, who saluted all frontliners and their tremendous efforts to protect people’s health and safety. 

She also paid tribute to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, hailing the royal directives that supported frontliners and earned Bahrain international praise.

She also lauded the constant support and follow-up of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.

The minister met health employees working at COVID-19 test, quarantine and treatment centres, and inspected services being delivered as part of the national efforts to combat the pandemic.

She visited Al Shamel Hospital in A’ali which implements voluntary home self-quarantine for active cases and stressed the importance of delivering quality services to citizens and residents.

Al Saleh has also paid a visit to the new vaccination centre which was opened in Sitra Mall to bolster national efforts to combat the pandemic and support health safety.

The latest figures declared today show that there are currently 8,609 active cases with 155 of those receiving treatment. There are 55 critical cases and 521 people have died of the disease.

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