Tough new measures being introduced to tackle spike in Covid-19 cases

TOUGH new measures are being introduced to tackle the surge in Covid-19 cases after Bahrain yesterday recorded the highest number of positive patients in a 24-hour period.

As reported in the GDN, more than 2,300 infections were registered, alongside eight fatalities, despite 861,398 people receiving the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and around 658,000 having their second dose.

From Friday until June 3, access to malls will be limited to adults who have been vaccinated and can show the green shield evidence on their smartphone, Health Ministry Under-Secretary Dr Waleed Al Manea said.

Access to markets – with the exception of supermarkets, banks and pharmacies – will be limited to the same criteria as well as cinemas and indoor services.

Private gatherings will be limited to six individuals.

People arriving from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka will have to undergo a 10-day quarantine and three PCR tests if they are staying over 10 days, Dr Al Manea added.

Despite the limited number of existing cases for those coming from abroad, we have tight procedures that provide the required degree of safety.

“Statistics showed that the percentage of positive cases involving travellers to Bahrain last month accounted for only 1.76pc of the total number of cases, he added.




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