Bahrain confirms 19 new coronavirus cases, raising total to 79

Doctors check a traveller in their designated residential area to check on residents who returned from Iran if anyone is infected with the coronavirus, at Isa Town Health Center, south of Manama, Bahrain. (Reuters)

Bahrain confirmed on Saturday 19 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 79.

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Bahrain taking precautionary measures

Bahrain had announced several precautionary measures to combat the spread of coronavirus, including closing schools, a travel ban from Iran.

Bahrain suspended all private and public schools, universities, and nurseries across the kingdom for two weeks from February 25.

Bahrain is testing all citizens and residents who traveled to Iran in February in an effort to control the spread of coronavirus, according to the Health Ministry.

The Kingdom’s health ministry also provided a hotline for those who have been to Iran during February to schedule test appointments, noting that all citizens and residents must comply with the implementation of all instructions and preventative measures issued by the ministry to ensure the safety of everyone, state news agency BNA reported.

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