Bahrain coronavirus field hospital Sitra
A Bahrain Defence Force medical personnel wearing a protective face mask works at a makeshift ICU "Field Intensive Care Unit 2 (Sitra)" set up by Bahrain authorities to treat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) critical patients, at an island in Sitra, Bahrain, May 4, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters

Dubai: Bahrain’s Ministry of Health has reported 52 new coronavirus cases, 39 of which were detected among expatriate workers, and 13 were found to have been exposed to active cases. This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 9,223.

The ministry has revealed that 163 COVID-19 patients has fully recovered, increasing total recoveries to 4,916, leaving 4,293 active cases under treatment.

No new coronavirus-related deaths, keeping the Kingdom’s death toll at 14, while nine patients are still in critical condition.

Legal actions

Meanwhile, the Capital Governorate’s Police affirmed that legal measures were taken against those gathering in public places and violating the laws in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Interior twitter page. 

The comment came in reply to viral videos of gatherings of migrant workers in public places.

The Capital Governorate’s Police confirmed that this action came upon directives of the General Security Presidency as part of its efforts to combat the virus and to intensify patrols to enhance compliance with the law.

It is worth mentioning that officials decided to ban family gatherings and public gatherings during Eid Al Fitr for more than 5 people