Motorists wait at a drive-through centre for COVID-19 at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Bahrain’s National Medical Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19) affirmed that the number of active cases has increased over the past two weeks, surpassing 750 cases on some days, due to non-compliance of health and precautionary guidelines during the Ashura holidays.

The Taskforce stressed that continued non-compliance with health and precautionary measures has a negative repercussion on society and negative impact on the Kingdom’s efforts, which have been praised internationally.

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In the event that the number of existing cases continues to increase, decisions based on data and developments will be reviewed and a return to procedures from the previous stages to mitigate the spread of the virus may be required.