Published: 2020-02-26 11:00
Last Updated: 2020-02-26 11:28
Bahrain announced on Wednesday, February 26, that the total number of coronavirus cases is now 26 after three new cases were confirmed.
According to the Bahraini Ministry of Health, the three new cases are Bahraini women who arrived at Bahrain International Airport on indirect flights from Iran.
On Tuesday, nine new cases were detected reportedly in Bahraini and Saudi citizens traveling from Iran via Dubai and Sharjah through Bahrain airport. The country had suspended all flights from Dubai and Sharjah for 48 hours, starting on Tuesday.
Bahrain suspended all private and public schools, universities, and nurseries across the Kingdom for two weeks as of Tuesday, February 25, amid concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak, Alarabiya reported.
Earlier on Monday, February 24, the country announced a travel ban on Iran.
However, the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) issued a statement enacting the temporary ban and warning that anyone who broke the law would face tough penalties.
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