Bahrain: First batch of COVID-19 vaccine to arrive ‘early next year’

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Supreme Council of Health head Lieutenant-General Doctor Muhammad bin Abdullah Al Khalifa has confirmed that the first batches of the coronavirus vaccine are expected to arrive in Bahrain early next year.

This was based on a memorandum sent to the House of Representatives, a copy of which was obtained by AlAyam Arabic newspaper.

The memo states: “With reference to your speech dated October 26, 2020 regarding the mechanism for holding Parliament sessions in light of the coronavirus pandemic, we suggest to your Excellency to continue holding House of Representatives sessions remotely until the beginning of the year 2021, as the first batches of the vaccine are expected to arrive early in the year.”

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