The small, neighboring sheikhdoms of Bahrain and Qatar have the world's highest per capita rates of coronavirus infections. In the two Mideast countries, COVID-19 epidemics initially swept undetected through camps housing healthy and young foreign laborers, studies now show.
COVID-19 spreads in migrant labor camps
People wear protective face masks following the outbreak of the coronavirus, as they shop at a vegetable market in Manama, Bahrain, April 23, 2020. (Reuters)
Muslim worshippers, some wearing protective masks, perform together Friday prayers outside a mosque in Bahrain's capital Manama on February 28, 2020. (AFP)
Infection rate high but death rate low
Bahrain, Qatar point to widespread testing
#Qatar's #coronavirus policy has come under scrutiny after several Doha-based #Canadian professors were told they might lose their jobs if they left the country, according to reports from CBC News.https://t.co/oye2xltK3a— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) June 20, 2020