Public urged to continue playing their ‘great role’ in fight against Covid-19

Health Ministry Under-Secretary Dr Waleed Al Manea today urged residents and expats in Bahrain to continue playing their ‘great role’ in helping to fight the spread of Covid-19.

He said, during a press conference of National Taskforce for Combating Coronavirus, the nation was entering an ‘important phase’ in the battle against the virus and it needed continued community commitment.

“On September 17 we saw the huge number of 6,885 cases but with responsibility and commitment we saw that going down to 3773 cases on October 14 – in four weeks.

“This is the beginning and we call for more effort.”

Indoor restaurant services will open on Saturday onwards with a maximum of 30 at a time, the online press conference heard.

All students will start returning to government schools gradually from Sunday, October 26.

“This is also applicable for those in kindergarten - for those parents who have chosen that option,” added Dr Al Manea.

National Taskforce for Combating Coronavirus (Covid-19) member and Salmaniya Medical Complex Consultant of Infectious and Internal Diseases Dr Jameela Al Salman called on the people of Bahrain to ‘join hands to remain committed towards more positive results’.

“At the isolation and treatment centres we realise that being healthy is a blessing,” she said.

“Some of the stories at the isolation and treatment centres must be a lesson to all of us that we should be responsible and must consider our choices.

“Let us not go through that feeling of sorrow, regret and guilt over seeing our dear ones sick or dead.”

She warned that irresponsible behaviour was also putting pressure on the frontline staff.




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