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A man wearing a surgical mask is pictured in the heart of the Bahraini capital Manama. Image Credit: AFP

Cairo: Bahrain has urged all arrivals from four countries, where cases of the new coronavirus have been detected, to put themselves in self-quarantine as the Gulf country seeks to curb the spread of the virus.

“All those who have come from Italy, South Korea, Egypt and Lebanon during the past two weeks have to stay in their residences inside separate rooms for 14 days as part of domestic isolation,” the Bahraini Health Ministry said in a statement.

The arrivals in Bahrain from the four countries have also been asked to register on the ministry’s website to schedule tests for them.

The ministry said it would continue precautionary measures to safeguard citizens and residents against the virus and “combat it in coordination with the competent agencies”.

Bahrain has confirmed 79 Covid-19 cases, mostly linked to travel to Iran.