Bahrain ministry begins COVID-19 tests with mobile field units

Random medical samples collected from owners of hypermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies, and other businesses

Bahrain ministry begins COVID-19 tests with mobile field units
Bahrain ministry begins COVID-19 tests with mobile field units

Bahrain’s Ministry of Health has begun conducting field visits across the kingdom, including in Manama, the Bab Al-Bahrain area, Durrat Al Bahrain, and areas alongside the Budaiya highway, to collect random medical samples using mobile screening units, in line with its efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19).

A specialised medical team – along with a group of volunteers participating in the kingdom’s Public Awareness Campaign to Combat Coronavirus, have organised the campaign to obtain random medical samples, from owners of hypermarkets, supermarkets, cold-stores, bakeries, and pharmacies – as well as the elderly and individuals who are susceptible to COVID-19, in order to safeguard the community. 

Additional precautionary measures will be determined for each of the areas in Bahrain, based on data and indicators received, according to the state-run Dubai Media Office.

Bahrain’s Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Interior, through the General Directorate of Civil Defence, will also ensure the disinfection and sterilisation of various areas.

In addition, community police will continue to ensure that Bahraini citizens and residents follow the necessary social distancing precautions, including leaving the house only when necessary; the prohibition of gatherings in front of homes and public roads; exercising alone or with one person maximum; and to maintain a distance of one metre between people while queuing at retail establishments such as grocery stores or pharmacies.

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