The Ministry of Health has highlighted that negligence and reckless non-compliance of health guidelines has caused the transmission of COVID-19 amongst members of a Bahraini family and their relatives.
The ministry highlighted that contacts of active cases were infected. This resulting in the transmission of the virus amongst family members, and other families.
Furthermore, the Ministry noted that a number of members of a Bahraini family with active COVID-19 had not complied with the precautionary measures and social distancing guidelines issued, even after experiencing symptoms of the virus.
Some members of the family were then in contact with other families during various gatherings, which has caused the transmission of the virus to a total of 31 individuals.
The Ministry further noted that contact tracing efforts are still ongoing to ensure all contacts of the active cases are identified.