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Why volunteer for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial? National duty, serving humanity, says Bahraini volunteer

Why volunteer for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial? National duty, serving humanity, says Bahraini volunteer

MANAMA: Whenever Jassim Amer went to the vast International Exhibition and Convention Centerin Manama, it was mainly for shopping or for admiring the impressive items displayed during Jewelry Arabia and other high-profile shows. However, this time, as he entered the high-ceilinged edifice, he felt he was on a patriotic duty in the service of his country and its people in particular and humanity in general. […]

Bahrain cancels 10-day quarantine upon arrival

Bahrain cancels 10-day quarantine upon arrival

By Habib Toumi MANAMA: Bahrain has lifted the compulsory 10-day quarantine for all incoming passengers who test negative following their COVID-19 test upon arrival in the kingdom. The National Medical Task Force for combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) said that the decision was taken after case statistics revealed a 0.2% average rate of positive cases among […]

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Bahrain TV young reporters display courage, dedication

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Bahrain TV young reporters display courage, dedication

By Habib Toumi Manama: For Yahya Al Omari, the festive Eid could not be for spending time with the family, enjoying the first hours of the feast marking the end of the blessed month of Ramadan. For the young Bahrain TV News reporter, reporting on how Bahrain dealt with the challenge imposed by the coronavirus […]

Coronavirus robs Bahrainis of Eid joy, festivities

Coronavirus robs Bahrainis of Eid joy, festivities

By Habib Toumi MANAMA: “I am not taking any risks, so I told my daughters and their children to come late for the family lunch, spend a short time with us, then go home,” Fareed said when asked about his plans ahead for the day. “I love my extended family, but with the coronavirus threats, […]

Bahrain extends COVID-19 circuit breaker to Ramadan

Bahrain extends COVID-19 circuit breaker to Ramadan

By Habib Toumi MANAMA: Bahrain’s circuit breaker to choke off the spread of the coronavirus will be extended to Ramadan, the holy month associated with extra piety and devoutness as well as large family and social gatherings, while existing measures will be reinforced. Preventive measures announced by the Government Executive Committee at a meeting chaired […]

Bahrain using tracker bracelets to geofence self-isolating individuals

Bahrain using tracker bracelets to geofence self-isolating individuals

By Habib Toumi Manama: Bahrain is leveraging technology to ensure that people under compulsory home quarantines do not move away from the confines of their homes. Electronic tracker wristbands that alert authorities to rogue escapees have been rolled out by the island kingdom as it seeks to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). […]

Inside a Bahrain quarantine center: 5 meals a day, games, buffets and refreshments around the clock

Inside a Bahrain quarantine center: 5 meals a day, games, buffets and refreshments around the clock

By Habib Toumi Manama: Bahraini citizens have shared their quarantine routines, expressing satisfaction with the possibilities and structures available to maintain their physical and mental health, and debunking allegations that the isolation for 14 days meant the end of the world. “The humanitarian factor by Team Bahrain has been very important in our daily routines […]

Bahrain, U.S. confronting COVID-19 together: U.S. ambassador

Bahrain, U.S. confronting COVID-19 together: U.S. ambassador

Manama: U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain has expressed confidence that the cooperation and trust developed between Bahrainis and Americans over 100 years will help them through the current challenges of COVID-19 together. In an OpEd, Justin Siberell said that Americans and Bahrainis have been working together to combat epidemics for more than 100 years. “One of […]

Bahrain praises China for leadership on curbing coronavirus

Bahrain praises China for leadership on curbing coronavirus

By Anwar Alabdulla Manama: The government and the people of the Kingdom of Bahrain wish to praise the massive and enlightened response of the Chinese government and its health community in its efforts to combat the corona virus epidemic. The Chinese government has responded rapidly and transparently to this unpredictable and tragic epidemic, demonstrating its […]

Bahrain to name GCC chief as its Foreign Minister

Bahrain to name GCC chief as its Foreign Minister

By Habib Toumi Manama: Abdul Lateef Rashid Al Zayani, the current secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will become Bahrain’s foreign ministry when his term ends on March 31. Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa today told Al Zayani that King Hamad bin Salman Al Khalifa is to appoint him the kingdom’s […]

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