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Thirty per cent of evacuees on Wednesday flight test positive

TDT | Manama

Thirty per cent of the 63 Bahraini citizens who were evacuated from the Islamic Republic of Iran on a chartered flight that arrived Wednesday night have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). This was announced last night at a press conference of the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus. As of 8pm last night, the total number of active COVID-19 cases in Bahrain, according to the Ministry of Health website, was 244. Of these, all but one were stable.

There have also been 210 patients discharged and a total of 29,533 individuals tests. Meanwhile, Salmaniya Medical Complex Infectious and Internal Diseases Consultant Dr. Jameela Al Salman reiterated that Bahrain is amongst the first countries to use hydroxychloroquine to treat the symptoms of COVID-19, noting its success in China and South Korea. Speaking at the conference, Dr. Al Salman expressed her condolences to the family of the 78-year-old Bahraini citizen who passed away on Wednesday. The deceased was an active COVID-19 patient with underlying medical and chronic issues. His death marked the fourth in the Kingdom related to the coronavirus.