Ministry of Health Expands Capacity of COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Centres

by BTM

Sun, 17 May 2020

Ministry of Health Expands Capacity of COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Centres

The Minister of Health, HE Faeqa Al Saleh, has announced that the capacity at isolation centres now stands at 4,257 beds of which 3,218 are currently occupied, and 5,489 beds at quarantine centres, of which 533 are occupied.

The expansion is in line with the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, that the ministry expand the capacity of its isolation and quarantine treatment centres across the Kingdom.

The ministry is following a comprehensive national plan initiated by the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19), which is continually reviewed and modified based on COVID-19 developments.

“The national efforts undertaken by Team Bahrain, led by HRH the Crown Prince, ensures that the health of citizens and residents continues to be the top priority of all wide-ranging medical efforts,” HE said.

“The National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19), along with all other relevant authorities, are committed to combating the virus and protecting the health and wellbeing of the community,” she added.

On this note, HE the Minister underscored the importance of continuing to follow all precautionary guidelines and measures to facilitate ongoing efforts to combat the virus and contain viral transmission amongst the community. HE the Minister noted that reckless non-compliance of health guidelines has resulted in viral transmission amongst family members and work colleagues.

HE the Minister called on all citizens and residents to vigilantly and responsibly follow all health guidelines and only go out in public when necessary. “Personal and social responsibility is needed across the Kingdom’s community to support national efforts to combat COVID-19,” She concluded.

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