Bahrain: COVID-19 Positive Doctor Breaks Quarantine, Faces Deportation

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A doctor was convicted today of abstaining from implementing self-confinement at home, which was imposed on him to prevent the spread of coronavirus and exposing other people to infection.

The Low Criminal Court sentenced him to one month in jail with force, fined him BD 2000 and ordered his deportation.

The General Health Directorate reported that the convict arrived in Bahrain from an infected country with coronavirus (COVID-19). After undergoing a blood test, the doctor informed him of a decision to isolate him for 14 days at home, in line with procedures adopted regarding people who come from coronavirus-infected countries.

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It was found out that he violated the quarantine procedure by reporting to his clinic where he mixed up with workers and patients. Testing positive for COVID-19, he exposed other people to infection.

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