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Bahrain Ministry of Health: No cases of coronavirus in the kingdom

Media reports had claimed two students returning from Wuhan had been diagnosed with the deadly virus

Bahrain Ministry of Health: No cases of coronavirus in the kingdom

The Ministry of Health said it is monitoring the developments of the disease, adding that it has taken preventive measures, including screening at entry border points.

Bahrain strongly denied reports suggesting cases of coronavirus have been discovered in the kingdom.

The Ministry of Health refuted the allegations, which were published in a foreign newspaper, claiming two students who had returned from Wuhan in China, had been diagnosed with the deadly virus.

A social media posting from the ministry read: “The Ministry of Health denied what was published in a foreign domestic newspaper about the suspected infection of two students returning from Wuhan, People's Republic of China, with the emerging coronavirus, calling on everyone to receive information from its official sources.”

The ministry added that it is monitoring the developments of the disease, adding that it has taken preventive measures, including screening at entry border points.

The statement added: “All preventive preparations have been taken in line with the procedures established by the World Health Organisation and the major global centres for disease control.”

It has also allocated a 24-hour hotline 17246769 for citizens and residents concerned about the novel coronavirus.

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