Mobile medical units will be used by the health authorities in the Kingdom to test Bahraini returnees from Iran. The units will be sent by the ministry to the areas of residences of the returnees. This is due to the high rate of coronavirus infections in Iran and the risk that the returnees could be infected.
According to the ministry, the mobile units are state-of-the-art and well equipped. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health has stepped up efforts to spread awareness about coronavirus as they urge residents and citizens to take ‘hygiene measures’.
The ministry has urged citizens and residents to take various measures to protect themselves from coronavirus. Ministry sources said that educational campaigns are in full swing to create awareness in the public about the novel coronavirus. The modes used to create awareness include traditional media, social media and even SMS campaign which was recently done – “Kindly be reminded to take the following precautions to reduce the risk of contracting the Coronavirus (Covid-19): Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly using soap and water. Use alcohol-based sanitizers. “Clean and disinfect frequently used objects and surfaces such as door handles. Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing, and dispose of used wipes properly. Avoid contact with people experiencing a fever or suffering from a cough,” the ministry stated in a mass SMS campaign, which was sent out to Bahrainis and expatriates across the Kingdom.