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Bahrain updates Covid-19 traffic light system 

During ‘green alert’ status, temperature checks are no longer mandatory for unvaccinated individuals entering facilities 

Bahrain’s National Medical Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus has announced that it has updated its Covid-19 ‘traffic light’ alert system. The alert level will change in accordance with the average number of positive cases within intensive care units, as follows:

Green alert level = average of positive cases in ICU units is 50 or less for 14 days
Yellow alert level = average of positive cases within intensive care units is 51-100 cases for seven days
Orange alert level = average of positive cases within intensive care units is 101-200 for four days
Red alert level = average for positive cases within intensive care units is 201 or more for three days

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The task force stated: “De-escalating to a level below requires the same numbers to be maintained for a period of at least one week, however, escalating from a lower alert level to a higher one can take place with immediate effect.”

Moving to a higher alert level can also be recommended based on various emergency developments, and some dates, such as key holidays, may be designated a higher alert level in the interest of public health and safety.  The criteria for each level can change according to the latest epidemiological data and developments.

With less than 50 recorded cases per day, Bahrain is currently on green level. This means that obligatory temperature checks and registration of information will no longer be required for non-vaccinated individuals when entering a facility. Though some protocols have eased, the wearing of masks in indoor facilities remains mandatory.

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