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Bahrain: Proposal to Ban Chinese People from Kingdom

An urgent proposal was submitted by a parliamentarian yesterday to temporarily ban Chinese citizens from entering the Kingdom.

MP Adel Al Asoomi urged the government to ban Chinese nationals from coming to Bahrain following the recent outbreak of coronavirus in China. He said the outbreak of coronavirus is a cause of concern and that allowing people from China to visit Bahrain could lead to a risk in spreading the disease in the Kingdom.

The Bahrain International Airport is now doing a thorough check on passengers coming to Bahrain amidst coronavirus fears. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health is taking measures to prevent an outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.

China is facing deepening isolation over the epidemic as the death toll soared to 259 on Saturday, with the US and Australia leading a growing list of nations to impose Chinese travel bans.

With the UK, Russia and Sweden among the countries confirming their first infections, the virus has now spread to more than two dozen nations, sending governments scurrying to limit their exposure.


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