By Gavin Gibbon
Two Bahraini citizens and four Saudi nationals arrived at Bahrain International Airport from Iran via Dubai
Six new cases of the deadly coronavirus were confirmed in Bahrain on Tuesday morning.
The cases were registered after two Bahraini citizens (one male and one female) and four Saudi nationals (four females) arrived at Bahrain International Airport from Iran via Dubai and were examined as part of the precautionary measures taken in light of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The Ministry of Health revealed that tests were taken in a designated and isolated area of the airport, where the positive results for COVID-19 were confirmed.
It takes the total number of cases in Bahrain up to eight.
The ministry added that individuals who were accompanying them were also moved to isolation as a precautionary measure after testing negative for the virus.
The infected individuals arrived in the kingdom before the Civil Aviation Authority’s decision to suspend flights from Dubai International Airport for 48 hours.
The ministry has called upon all citizens and residents who are experiencing symptoms of COVID19 to isolate themselves, call 444, follow the instructions given by the medical team, and avoid close contact with others.