Over 6,713 Covid-19 tests were conducted on 12 June health officials confirmed. The Ministry of Health detected 444 new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in foreign workers, contacts and some from recent arrivals to the island kingdom, according to health officials.

Health officials said that 291 expatriate workers were detected with the virus in the past 24 hours, 144 others were infected from local contacts while 9 cases were detected in recent arrivals from abroad.

The Ministry of Health also confirmed that 288 patients recovered from coronavirus bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 12,191 so far.

The latest update reveals that there are currently 121 Covid-19 cases receiving treatment, of which 12 are in a critical condition. Over 5,474 cases are stable out of a total of 5,486 active cases. The total number of discharged recovered cases totals to 12,191. Bahrain has so far reported over 36 deaths and has conducted over 410842 tests.

Meanwhile, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Gheybreyesus said that vigilance was required worldwide against the “very dangerous virus” even in regions where it appeared to be on the wane.

“Our fear is although it is declining in Europe it is increasing in other parts of the world. Even Europe cannot be safe because the virus can be reintroduced to Europe,” he said.

Tedros was also firm on the need for any vaccines had to be shared fairly between countries, amid concerns some could hoard any drugs they develop.

Vaccines should be made available as a global public good, to ensure everyone had fair access to any life-saving products that are developed, Tedros said.