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A man wearing a surgical mask is pictured in the heart of the Bahraini capital Manama on February 26, 2020. Image Credit: AFP

Dubai: Bahrain Health ministry has announced on Monday the first death from coronavirus. The deceased was a 65-year-old Bahraini woman who had underlying health conditions.

Also the Ministry of Health announced the recovery of 17 patients who were infected with Covid 19.

The discharged were 7 Bahraini men, 8 Bahraini women, one Saudi and one Lebanese, bringing the total number of recovering cases to 77 cases so far in the kingdom.

The total number of coronavirus cases recorded by Bahraini health authorities to date was 189, 77 of whom have recovered.

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.

Bahrain has reduced the number of flights coming to the country in an effort to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, and stopped issueing visa on arrival.