Bahrain reports 21 new cases of coronavirus in a single day

The first case was of a school bus driver who drove a number of children to three schools on Sunday morning before he showed symptoms of the virus



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On Tuesday, Bahrain reported a sharp increase in the number of coronavirus cases, which now totals 26 within the country.

On Monday, its Ministry of Health declared its first case of a citizen who had arrived from Iran.

The suspected patient was transferred to the Ebrahim Khalil Kanoo Medical Centre for testing, treatment and to be quarantined.

Additional reports coming in have stated that the first case was of a school bus driver who drove a number of children to three schools on Sunday morning before he started displaying symptoms.

Parents and children from the school were summoned for screenings.

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Health stated among the new confirmed cases are nine cases are of four Bahraini women and two Bahraini men who arrived from Iran via Sharjah, and one Bahraini who came through Dubai, along with two Saudi women who arrived from Iran via Sharjah.

The cases prompted Bahrain to halt all flights from Dubai and Sharjah to Bahrain beginning on Tuesday for 48 hours.

There are around 30 daily flights operated between the two UAE airports and Bahrain.

The country also declared that beginning from Wednesday, all private and public schools across the country would be closed for two weeks.