‘Respect measures, avoid gatherings’
TDT | Manama
The National Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) called on Bahrain’s citizens and residents to strictly adhere to all precautionary health measures and avoid gatherings, particularly during the next two weeks, following the alarming recent spike in active COVID-19 cases.
The appeal was made by Ministry of Health undersecretary Dr Waleed Al Manea during the national taskforce’s press conference, held yesterday at the Crown Prince Centre for Training and Medical Research at the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Hospital.
Dr Al Manea was joined as speakers by fellow-national taskforce members, including BDF Hospital Infectious Disease Consultant and Microbiologist Lt Col Dr Manaf Al Qahtani and Salmaniya Medical Complex Infectious and Internal Diseases Consultant Dr Jameela Al Salman.
Speaking on the current state of transmissions, Dr Al Manea noted that contact-tracing has detected a strong correlation between private gatherings and the recent rise of cases. He therefore urged the strict adherence to precautionary guidelines, especially in the next two-week period, in order to break these chains of transmission.