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Bahrain Free From Coronavirus, Health Ministry said.

Manama-May-18(BNA)The Kingdom of Bahrain has today been declared free from Coronavirus disease-for the time being.

The Health Ministry has issued a statement in this regard assuring the public that no cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed to-date in Bahrain. It urged people to abide by hygienic precautionary measures, including washing hands, avoiding touching one's eyes, mouth and nose, sanitary disposal of oral and nasal discharges and other preventive rules.

The Geneva-based World Health Organisation (WHO) has so far reported forty cases of coronavirus which were all been diagnosed at hospitals among people suffering from chronic diseases.

The ministry said that it had undertaken a series of precautionary measures to deal with a potential outbreak of Coronavirus.

It has established contacts with Saudi officials and WHO experts to keep updated on the regional and global incidence of the epidemic disease and ways of containing any potential outbreak.

The ministry has also issued a circular to all the staff at public and private hospitals including tips on ways of dealing with suspected cases of Coronavirus, collecting samples, stressing the importance of enforcing the WHO rules on preventing contaminations.

The ministry said that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has not put curbs on travelling, people's movement or trade.

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