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UK adds Bahrain to travel red list due to surge in COVID-19 cases

The UK added seven countries, including Bahrain, to the red travel list, which includes destinations from which returnees are obligated to quarantine in a hotel, as part of efforts to curb the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.

The British government said that all changes made in the list would come into effect on June 8.

The seven countries added to the red list are Bahrain, Costa Rica, Sudan, Egypt, Trinidad and Tobago and Sri Lanka.

The British Ministry of Transport said that the aim of these measures is the safety of people and their protection from Corona mutant.

British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps described the decision as “difficult”.

Britain is one of the most advanced countries in the vaccination campaign against Coronavirus and recently began easing many of the preventive measures that were imposed to contain the epidemic.

A few days ago, the American Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced that it had raised Bahrain’s classification regarding the epidemiological situation of the spread of the Coronavirus to the fourth level, “the most dangerous.”

The government centre warned of the danger of travelling to Bahrain to avoid infection with the virus.

The centre advised that if travel is necessary, all travellers must wear a mask and stay at least two meters away from people not from their travel group.

He also recommended avoiding crowds, washing hands frequently or using hand sanitiser, and monitoring their health for signs of illness.

Bahrain faces the worst wave of Covid-19 disease infection since March 2020.

The country continued to set records in the number of infections recorded daily.

Bahrain has turned into a frightening funeral procession, with the funerals of the bodies of victims of the pandemic, which revealed the weakness of the country’s medical system.

A video clip published by activists on social media platforms showed a crowd of citizens crying out for the loss of the lives of their relatives as a result of the epidemic.

The video spread widely, with women crying and wailing at the Abu Amra cemetery in Manama.

Bahraini politicians and activists blamed the regime for the pandemic outbreak because of its insistence on continuing travel to and from the affected countries.

They compared many deaths and infections from the pandemic in Bahrain to other neighbouring countries, which took decisive decisions early to prevent the spread of the virus, including closing airports to travellers from endemic countries.

Politicians and activists accused the regime’s authorities of lying to the people, polishing the image of the direct killer, and concealing the causes of the crime.

They noted that the wholesale injuries of Corona inside the regime’s prisons, indicating that lives are lost wholesale outside them, are caused by one political decision, which is to kill the people and harm them as much as possible.

This is followed by press conferences with medical headlines aimed at blurring the truth and forgiving the killer, they added.

In the meantime, citizens were advised not to leave their homes except for emergencies or extreme necessity to preserve their lives.

And this week, the State of Bahrain, with a population of 1.7 million, faced a record increase in cases of HIV infection, some days reaching 3,000 cases, and the number of deaths increased.

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