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Bahrain announces six new cases of coronavirus

Further cases of the virus have been reported in Kuwait and Lebanon

Bahrain announces six new cases of coronavirus

The Ministry of Health revealed it has tested 1,977 people returning from Iran and other countries affected by the coronavirus 

Bahrain has announced six new confirmed cases of coronavirus, taking the total number of people infected by the virus in the kingdom to 47.

According to the Bahrain News Agency, the cases involved three female Bahraini nationals, two Bahraini nationals and one male Saudi national, all of whom had arrived at Bahrain International Airport via indirect flights from Iran.

The Ministry of Health revealed it has tested 1,977 people returning from the Islamic Republic and other countries affected by the coronavirus – 1,931 have tested negative, while those who have tested positive are said to be in a “stable condition”.

The ministry added that it is implementing a mobile testing process for the 2,292 people returning from Iran before the country announced the pandemic.

There are 978 confirmed cases in Iran and 54 reported deaths.

Meanwhile, a further case has been registered in Kuwait, also a patient who had travelled from Iran, taking the total number to 46.

The number of positive cases in Lebanon has reached ten after three more cases were confirmed on Sunday.

The total number of cases in the Middle East currently stands at 1,130: Iran (978), Bahrain (47), Kuwait (46), UAE (21), Iraq (19), Lebanon (10), Oman (6) and Qatar (2).

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