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Bahrain achieves positive results in the fight against coronavirus

02.07.2021 190 просмотров

In Bahrain, the number of active cases of COVID-19 decreased by 88% in a month.

The number of active cases of infection with a new coronavirus in Bahrain over the past month decreased from 26,883 to 3,188, or 88%. As Deputy Minister of Health of the Kingdom Walid al-Manea said at a press conference on Thursday, such positive results were achieved thanks to the observance by the inhabitants of the country of all anti-epidemic instructions of the authorities.

“From 27 May to yesterday, we saw a gradual and marked decline in the number of active cases of [caused by the novel coronavirus] COVID-19 — by 88%. This indicator confirms the need for vaccination and  revaccination, especially among the most vulnerable populations, - quotes the official as the Bahrain News Agency (BNA).

Meanwhile, al-Manea stressed that “although the authorities have gone for a partial resumption of activities in some areas, this does not at all mean that the virus has already been defeated” .

Speaking at the press conference, Manaf al-Qahtani, member of the national commission for combating the pandemic under the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom, Manaf al-Qahtani noted that, in addition to the vaccines available in the country, The drug sotrovimab (VIR-7831), approved by the British pharmaceutical company GSK (GlaxoSmithKline, GlaxoSmithKline) and its American partner Vir Biotechnology (Vir Biotechnology), approved in early June in Bahrain, has shown its effectiveness in the treatment of COVID-19. “More than 223 patients with coronavirus experienced improvement and a return to normal life after taking sotrovimab,” the BNA official was quoted as saying.

Speaking of the importance of vaccination for a variety of age categories of the population, another representative of the national commission to combat pandemic Jamila al-Salman pointed out that, for example, "children and  adolescents between 12 to 17 years of age do not experience any complications after receiving the drug. According to her, already 49% of the representatives of this age group have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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