Bahrain: Active cases from January 1 to 18 increased by 43%

The National Medical Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19) today held a press conference today.

The press conference noted that the increased number of active cases in January is a direct consequence of individuals not following public health measures, adding that the responsibility for eradicating the virus rests in the collective hands of citizens and residents.

The current active cases increased by 43% between 1st January and the 18th January 2021, in comparison with the period between 14th December and 30th December 2020. A total of 18% of the cases registered during that period are of children between the ages of 0 to 17. 

The Ministry of Health will continue to conduct inspections, in coordination with relevant authorities, on restaurants, cafes, beauty salons, barber shops and gyms, to ensure that all health measures are followed.

Administrative and legal action will be taken against those who commit violations in industrial or commercial establishments, underscoring the importance of compliance with all preventative measures.


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