Bahrain authorizes the emergency use of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India

  : The National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) approved the emergency use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India under the name ‘Covishield’.   The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine will support national efforts towards vaccinating vulnerable members of the public at risk of developing complications from COVID-19, including the elderly and people […]

Health Ministry Undersecretary holds virtual meeting with Indian ambassador

Health Ministry Undersecretary, Dr. Walid bin Khalifa Al Mena, met remotely today with Indian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, HE Piyush Srivastava.   At the outset of the meeting, which was held in the presence of Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health and Head of the Vaccination Committee, Dr. Meriam Al Hajeri, the Health Ministry Undersecretary welcomed […]

Covid-19 patient referred to court for refusing to disclose contacts’ information

The Public Prosecution has referred a suspect with confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection to the court for refusing to disclose information about his contacts, Chief of Ministries and Public Entities Prosecution said.   The Public Prosecution has ordered the defendant’s urgent trial after finding him guilty of violating the provisions of the Law, by refusing […]

The National Medical Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19) highlights complacency as the greatest risk to community health

  The National Medical Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19) today held a press conference at the Crown Prince Centre for Training and Medical Research at the Bahrain Defence Force Hospital, to provide an update on the Kingdom’s COVID-19 response.   The Undersecretary at the Ministry of Health and member of the National Medical Taskforce […]