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

Manama: Bahrain's health ministry said on Wednesday 77 new coronavirus cases had been recorded among citizens evacuated from Iran by plane this week. The new cases brought the total number of coronavirus cases recorded by Bahraini health authorities to date to 189, 30 of whom have recovered. The new cases brought the total number of coronavirus cases recorded by Bahraini health authorities to date to 189, 30 of whom have recovered.

On Sunday, Bahrain 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.