Intense screening is being carried out at the Bahrain International Airport amidst coronavirus fears spreading across the world.
The screening conducted in co-operation with the Ministry of Health aims to ensure that patients infected with coronavirus do not enter the Kingdom.
This comes after the shocking news that Saudi Arabia found two suspected cases of coronavirus.
The Kingdom doesn’t have any case of coronavirus and is taking all measures to protect the people here by tackling the threat, according to Health Ministry officials.
The Health Ministry said in a statement issued that a number of measures have been taken following an outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in China.
“The ministry is taking all precautionary measures for this purpose. The situation is being monitored closely. Coordination is ongoing with relevant authorities and at the Bahrain International Airport.”
The ministry has urged the public to take precautionary measures after traveling to places affected. It said that it is communicating directly with the World Health Organisation.
A never-before-seen virus, detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has claimed 17 lives and infected hundreds of Chinese citizens with a pneumonia-like illness, according to China’s National Health Commission.
The virus was first reported to the World Health Organisation on Dec 31 and has been under investigation since then. Chinese scientists have linked the disease to a family of viruses known as coronaviruses, the same family as the deadly SARS and MERS viruses.