Bahrain: How to Safely Transport Active or Suspected COVID-19 Cases

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Lt. Col. Manaf Al Qahtani, Infectious Disease Consultant & Microbiologist at the BDF Hospital highlighted the ways in which citizens and residents can safely transport an active or suspected COVID-19 case.

Al Qahtani explained that in the event of using your own personal car: the driver and passenger must wear a mask, sit as far as possible from each other, open the windows for ventilation, with the driver’s window half-open while the rear window must be fully open. Additionally, it is urged to operate the fan only, to turn off air recirculation, drive directly to the destination, and disinfect the car and yourself upon arrival to the destination.

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Al Qahtani explained that in the event added that in the event of using public transportation: bus drivers and passengers must wear a face mask, open the windows for ventilation, leave a seat between each passenger, keep distance between suspected and active cases, and disinfect the bus upon arrival to the destination.

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