Public urged to take responsibility and limit spread of Covid-19

A stark warning has been issued against being complacent and recklessly ignoring guidelines introduced to limit the spread of Covid-19.

In a fresh plea yesterday, the Health Ministry urged all members of the public to take personal responsibility for their actions in order to ensure public safety.

It comes on the heels of an increasing number of daily registered coronavirus cases in the last few weeks, which has reached a total of 5,061 active cases.

The increase in cases, especially among Bahrainis, has been attributed to people recklessly ignoring social distancing guidelines and other precautionary measures, including attending family gatherings.

“Ensuring public safety is a national duty,” said Health Ministry Under-Secretary Dr Waleed Al Manea during a Press briefing yesterday.

“It is necessary to be aware of the importance of not being reckless and not neglecting precautionary measures, to help in limiting the spread of the virus.

“We must adhere to individual responsibility and to precautionary measures for the health and safety of everyone so that we can successfully overcome this pandemic.”

Dr Al Manea also revealed that the transmission of the virus among Bahrainis is higher when compared to the rise in cases among expatriates.

“Do not be reckless or else the virus will spread,” he added.

“If we follow guidelines, we can mitigate the spread.

“We see an increase in the number of cases due to recklessness.”




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