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Coronavirus: 39 suspected cases test negative in Bahrain

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Filed on February 9, 2020
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(Reuters file)

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The Kingdom of Bahrain confirmed on Sunday that all 39 suspected cases of the new coronavirus tested negative.

The 39 suspected cases, including 28 Bahrainis and 11 expats, have tested negative for the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was first detected in China in January, Health Ministry Undersecretary Dr. Waleed Al Mena revealed.

He added all tests examined at the Public Health Laboratory were negative which confirm the Kingdom of Bahrain is free from the new strain of virus.

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The Health Ministry Undersecretary was speaking on the sidelines of an inspection visit paid by President of the Supreme Council for Health Lieutenant General Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa and Health Minister Faeqa bint Saeed Al Saleh to Ibrahim Khalil Kanoo Community Medical Centre to follow up on preparations to counter 2019-nCoV.
 
Dr. Al Mena said in a statement to Bahrain News Agency (BNA) that the Bahraini university students returning from China have been dealt with according to the preventive measures followed locally and internationally. He added some measures were stepped up depending on how close those students were to the epicenter of the epidemic, Wuhan. The students were quarantined for 14 days to ascertain they did not contract the virus, he noted.


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