Bahrain converts buses into mobile coronavirus testing units

The buses will be used to conduct random checks across the Kingdom

Bahrain converts buses into mobile coronavirus testing units

The government of Bahrain has converted a number of public buses into mobile coronavirus testing units.

The buses, which have been equipped with examination units according to medical standards, will be used to complete random testing across the Kingdom.

Mobile units will be present on the streets of Manama at around 3pm, and on Exhibition Street at 6pm every day.

The tests are part of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Kingdom.

The news comes after a drive-through coronavirus testing centre opened at Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre earlier this month.

The centre will be open between 8am and 8pm everyday, and results will be available on the Ministry of Health’s website.

Bahrain has taken a number of precautionary measures in recent weeks, including closing all restaurants until at least May 7. Restaurants can still offer delivery and takeaway options.

Plus, the government has launched a new app that sends out notifications to people who may have come into contact with an active coronavirus case telling them to get tested.

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