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Bahrain introduces fifth vaccine, extends COVID-19 safety measures

Bahrain has also extended precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. File/AFP)
Bahrain has also extended precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. File/AFP)
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26 Feb 2021 06:02:10 GMT9
26 Feb 2021 06:02:10 GMT9

Arab News 

  • The Janssen Covid-19 Vaccine will be the fifth vaccine authorized in Bahrain in the fight against the spread of COVID-19
  • The announcement comes as the Government Executive Committee extended precautionary measures

DUBAI: Bahrain’s National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) has authorized the use of Johnson and Johnson’s vaccine for coronavirus the Bahrain News Agency reported on Friday.

The Janssen Covid-19 Vaccine will be the fifth vaccine authorized in Bahrain in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 and will be given to those most at risk, suchas the elderly, people with chronic diseases and other groups identified by the Health Ministry.

The announcement comes as the Government Executive Committee extended precautionary measures, aimed at slowing the spread of the virus, for an additional three months.

The measures involve the continued enforcement of  social distancing and screening of people at commercial and industrial premises for a further three months.

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