CORONAVIRUS: Bahrain denies cases of the virus have reached the country
The Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Bahrain stated there were no cases of coronavirus in the kingdom, in contradiction to the claims of a local newspaper that two students had been diagnosed with the virus after returning from Wuhan, China.
The Bahrain News Agency, BNA, quoted a statement issued by the Ministry as urging the public to seek accurate information from official sources, noting that it is monitoring the developments of the disease.
The Bahraini Ministry of Health added that it has taken a number of preventive measures, including screening at the country's entry border points as well as all preventive preparations in line with the instructions of the World Health Organisation and other world centres for combating diseases.
Meantime, the UAE has affirmed its solidarity with China and expressed its full confidence in China's proactive response and management of the situation.
The Burj Khalifa, one of the UAE's most famous landmarks, lit up on Sunday evening in solidarity with China over the coronavirus. The skyscraper in Dubai was illuminated red and gold, the colours of the Chinese flag. The Adnoc headquarters in Abu Dhabi was also lit up in the colours on Sunday night in solidarity with Beijing.