People urged to avoid family gatherings during Eid Al Adha

People have been urged to follow all health guidelines to avoid an increase in Covid-19 cases during Eid Al Adha.

“Please avoid family gathering so that we don’t repeat what we saw during in Eid Al Fitr,” said Health Ministry Under-Secretary Dr Walid A Manea.

Also present were National Taskforce for Combating Coronavirus member Lt. Col. Dr. Manaf Al Qahtani and Salmaniya Medical Complex Infectious and Internal Diseases consultant Dr Jameela Al Salman.

Large family gatherings were the reason for the spread of Covid-19, and this has been seen globally.

Lt Col Dr Al Qahtani said in Bahrain the number of active cases on May 25 were 4,323 which went up tp 5,343 in two weeks.

“In two weeks we have had 1,000 extra active cases, showing family gathering caused this.

"Follow instructions and precautionary measures, which is the only way to overcome this challenge."

The Health Ministry continues to expand the scope and number of daily checks, with a view to early detection and treating.

“The rise in cases after Eid Al Fitr was due to gatherings in late Ramadan and Eid days, so we stress again the importance of not repeating this to preserve everyone's safety,” said Dr Salman.




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