Bahrain updates coronavirus alert level traffic light system

THE National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (Covid-19) yesterday announced an update to Bahrain’s Covid-19 Alert Level Traffic Light System.

This follows a study on the latest developments on Covid-19 epidemiological data and the Government Executive Committee’s approval.

Now the alert level will change depending on the rolling average of positive cases within intensive care as follows:

  • Green Alert Level: If the rolling average of positive cases in intensive care units is 50 or less for 14 days.
  • Yellow Alert Level: If the rolling average of positive cases within intensive care units is 51-100 cases for seven days.
  • Orange Alert Level: If the rolling average of positive cases within intensive care units is 101-200 for four days.
  • Red Alert Level: If the rolling average for positive cases within intensive care units is 201 or more for three days.

The task force stated that de-escalating from one level to the level below requires the same level to be maintained for a period of no less than a week. However, escalating from a lower alert level to a higher one can take place with immediate effect. Moving directly from the Green Alert Level to the Red Alert Level is possible without going through the yellow and orange levels.

 

 

 

Criteria

The task force further stated that moving to an alert level can be recommended based on various emergency developments and that some dates may be designated a higher alert level in the interest of public health and safety.

The task force noted that the criteria for each level are subject to change in accordance with the latest epidemiological data and developments.

The task force stated that the guidelines for the Covid-19 Alert Level Traffic Light System will be updated and published on the Health Ministry’s website //healthalert.gov.bh/.

The task force also announced that based on this update, obligatory temperature checks and registration of information will no longer be required for non-vaccinated individuals when entering a facility, with waiting areas to be re-opened. However, the task force stressed the need to adhere to the wearing of masks when visiting indoor facilities, continuing with sterilisation procedures, encouraging pre-booking and electronic payment, in addition to following all precautionary measures to limit the spread of the virus.

The task force stressed the need for everyone to adhere to the procedures relating to the current Covid-19 Alert Level at any given time, and to continue to work together to preserve public health and save lives.

 

Source: https://www.gdnonline.com/Details/991887/Bahrain-updates-coronavirus-alert-level-traffic-light-system

 

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