To slow the spread of COVID-19, many countries have introduced unprecedented measures, at a significant social and economic cost – closing schools and businesses, cancelling sporting events and asking people to stay home and stay safe.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for compelling and creative communications about public health in Bahrain.

In its Thursday episode, the weekly Al Amn Radio show will focus on the initiatives of the National Plan to Promote the Spirit of Belonging to the Nation and Reinforce the Values of Nationalism “Bahrainouna”. The show that will host some officials is organised by the General Directorate of Media and Security Culture of the Ministry of Interior in cooperation with Bahrain Radio and is aired live from 1 pm on 102.3 FM. One can call the show on 17684888.

Bahrain became one of the first countries in the world to administer hydroxychloroquine to treat active COVID-19 cases, a remarkable success was marked in curing the coronavirus-infected cases, like China and South Korea where the recovery indices rose remarkably.

The latest update (25 March, 8 PM) on the Health Ministry’s webpage on coronavirus reveals that over 28,502 people have been tested. As of now, there are 225 active cases where 224 people are stable while one patient is critical. Over 190 people have been discharged so far and four deaths reported.

The fourth death case reported was a 78-year-old male Bahraini national who was said to have been suffering from underlying and chronic health problems and was registered as an active case of COVID-19. According to the Ministry of Health, the deceased male, who had contracted the virus after being in contact with another active COVID-19 case, was placed in isolation and received extensive 24-hour treatment from a specialised medical team.