Thu, 04 June 2020
The Ministry of Health has stated that the noticeable recent spike in COVID-19 cases is due to some individuals who have held large family gatherings during Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr.
This was stated at a press conference Held by The National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Crown Prince Centre for Training and Medical Research at the Bahrain Defence Force Hospital to highlight the latest COVID-19 developments.
The Undersecretary at the Ministry of Health and member of the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Dr. Waleed Al Manea, has stressed that adhering to all health and precautionary measures is the responsibility of every individual in the Kingdom in order to ensure the safety of their families and the community.
“Individuals must contact the Kingdom’s health authorities as soon as they experience COVID-19 related symptoms as doing so will guarantee swift isolation and treatment while limiting potential public exposure to active cases,” said Dr. Al Manae.
“Some individuals have failed to follow precautionary measures, having held large family gatherings during the holy month of Ramadan and the Eid Al-Fitr holidays, which has caused an increase in the rate of COVID-19 among Bahraini nationals compared with expatriates,” he highlighted.
Citizens of Bahrain have been urged to only hold family gatherings limited to individuals living in the same household, being in public only when necessary, wearing masks, and abiding by social distancing regulations.
Residents of Bahrain have also been urged to follow the new expanded face mask protocols recently announced by the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19). “Face masks should be worn in public, and when around elderly individuals or individuals with underlying health problems living in the same household. Individuals driving a car, or practising strenuous exercises such as running or swimming do not need to wear a face mask during those activities,” he explained.
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