Bahrain reports second coronavirus death

Policemen seal off a building housing foreign workers in an industrial area as a precautionary measure after a resident tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), on the outskirts of the Bahraini capital, Manama. (AFP)

Bahrain’s Ministry of Health reported on Sunday the second coronavirus death in the country.

The Ministry of Health said a 51-year-old Bahraini female who was infected with the coronavirus, had chronic health problems, according to a statement carried by the Bahraini News Agency.

The statement added that the deceased had returned from Iran earlier this month, as part of the International COVID-19 Repatriation Program (ICRP) launched by the Kingdom, confirming that the Bahraini female was isolated and received extensive 24-hour treatment from a specialized medical team upon arrival.

The Ministry highlighted that, excluding three cases, all other active coronavirus cases remain stable and are receiving treatment.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57