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Bahrain updates COVID-19 measures as cases increase

Manama: Bahrain updated its COVID-19 precautions on Friday, fearing that COVID-19 cases would spread worldwide, reported by the Bahrain News Agency (BNA) on January 9, 2021.

The National Medical Task Force to Fight COVID-19 held a press conference at the Crown Prince Center for Training and Medical Research at Bahrain Defense Force Hospital, with the latest measures taken to mitigate COVID-19. Emphasized the test protocol.

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  • The country said it would increase PCR testing for those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, those who are positive for rapid antigen testing, and those who are in close contact with active cases of COVID-19.
  • The Kingdom will increase COVID-19 rapid diagnostics for employees across important sectors of Bahrain.
  • Vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals arriving in the country must present negative PCR test results issued within 72 hours of landing.
  • Unvaccinated individuals over the age of 12 must complete a 10-day quarantine at their place of residence or place of stay.
  • The Kingdom said the deployment of vaccination campaigns would be carried out at the same pace and the quarantine and treatment center would operate at its current capacity.

Authorities emphasized the importance of vigilance given the increasing number of cases and the emergence of Omicron variants. However, few patients currently need treatment in hospitals or intensive care units.

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The Kingdom Ministry of Health on Friday reported 1,515 new cases and two deaths.

Travelers to Bahrain only need to take one PCR test upon arrival in the country, the country’s Covid-19-capable team said Thursday, January 6.

The revision of the health protocol is based on

  • The latest international developments and data related to COVID-19.
  • Successful national vaccination campaign. 94% of eligible individuals received two vaccinations and 83% of eligible individuals received additional vaccinations. The high immunization rate is reflected in the small number of patients being treated in hospitals and intensive care units.
  • National studies have shown that between vaccinated and booster shot individuals, Omicron’s symptoms are less severe than previous COVID-19 mutants.
  • Effectiveness of rapid COVID-19 testing.
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