Second case of coronavirus detected in Bahrain

Locals wear face masks to take precautions from coronavirus, as they shop at the Bahrain's Autumn Fair 2020, in Manama. (Reuters)

A second case of the deadly coronavirus has been detected in Bahrain, the Kingdom’s Ministry of Health confirmed.

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The second case was registered after a Bahraini woman arriving at the Bahrain International Airport from Iran via Dubai was examined as part of the precautionary measures taken in light of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, read a statement carried by the Bahrain News Agency (BNA).

Bahrain civil aviation suspended all flights from Dubai airport and Sharjah airport for 48 hours over coronavirus fears, according to BNA, the official news agency.

The ministry indicated that the infected citizen had arrived in Bahrain after a visit to Iran, accompanied by her husband and her sister-in-law, stressing that the accompanying relatives were also moved to isolation as a precautionary measure, after testing negative for the virus.

Earlier on Monday, Bahrain confirmed the first new case of the coronavirus. The case was detected after a citizen arrived from Iran and was suspected of having contracted the disease.

Iran announced on Sunday that eight people have died in the country from coronavirus, marking the first deaths from the outbreak in the region. The Iranian Ministry of Health said that there are 43 confirmed cases of the illness in Iran.

The Bahraini citizen was transferred to a medical center for immediate testing, and is currently receiving treatment under the supervision of a specialized medical team, BNA reported.

The ministry added that it will be monitoring all individuals who had been in contact with the patient.

All individuals who are showing symptoms of coronavirus, have interacted with a person who has been showing symptoms, or have traveled to a country where the virus was detected are advised to report to the ministry to get tested, the BNA statement said.

On the same day, Kuwait announced its first three cases of coronavirus, one of which was a Saudi Arabian citizen. Saudi Arabia said it is coordinating with Kuwait to treat the citizen.

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