Covid fight stepped up

Manama: Bahrain is to step up precautionary measures to combat a surge of Covid-19 infections, harnessing collective national efforts to protect society.

The National Taskforce for Combating Covid-19 was directed to co-ordinate with the ministries of Interior and Health, the endowments councils and heads of community centres (ma’atams) to curb the pandemic.

“Failure to comply with precautionary measures that are continuously established and updated constitute a threat to the health and safety of society,” the Cabinet said yesterday.

Chaired remotely by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, the weekly session said more efficient preventive and precautionary measures should be enforced for coming religious rituals or social events.

“Protecting people’s health from the coronavirus is a top priority,” said the Crown Prince, adding that everyone should contribute towards protecting society, through responsibility and commitment to preventive measures.

He described people’s health as a key goal of the government’s strategies and plans to curb the spread of Covid-19 and mitigate its fallout.

He underlined Team Bahrain’s resolve to protect people’s health, a collective effort that brings together citizens, residents, the legislative authority and private sector and civil society institutions.

The medical and nursing staff and other supporting parties were saluted for their patience, resilience, fortitude and perseverance – a massive effort which should be met with positive response and responsibility from everyone to support their daily fight against the pandemic.




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