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Coronavirus: 77 of 165 Bahrain citizens evacuated from Iran test positive

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A total of 77 Bahrain citizens evacuated from Iran tested positive for coronavirus, the health ministry said on Wednesday, bringing the total to 189.

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Bahrain Ministry of Health evacuated 165 citizens from coronavirus-hit Iran on Tuesday, bringing them back to Bahrain on a chartered plane. They were immediately tested upon arrival in the island Kingdom.

The remaining 88 citizens tested negative for the virus but all evacuees were placed in quarantine as a precautionary measure.

Another plane full of evacuees is expected to arrive in Bahrain on Thursday, according to the health ministry.

There is a total of 189 confirmed cases of which 30 have recovered.

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