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Coronavirus: Bahrain announces 72 new cases, raising total to 3,356

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Bahrain rose to 3,356 after 72 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health.

The total number of active cases in the country is 1,631.

Of the newly reported cases, 67 are of expatriate workers. Five people were infected with the virus after they came into contact with previously infected individuals.

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Meanwhile, eight deaths have been reported so far and 1,040 people have been discharged from quarantine centers.

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism issued a clarification on the government’s decision to extend the nationwide closures until May 7.

The following facilities will continue to be closed: Cinemas, private sports centers, private swimming pools, special gaming rooms, Shisha (hookah) cafes, and salons.

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