Bahrain has completed over one million coronavirus (COVID-19) tests since the pandemic started, the Ministry of Health has announced.
The Kingdom has conducted 675 tests per 1,000 people, one of the highest rates in the world. Only 4.8 percent of tests so far have been positive.
The Minister of Health, HE Faeqa bint Saeed Alsaleh, said, “Passing the one million test mark is an important milestone for Bahrain. From the outset our mantra has been test, test, test.
“This achievement has only been made possible by the dedicated efforts of all frontline medical staff and first responders.
“We will not rest on our laurels, and will continue to vigilantly monitor local, regional and international COVID-19 developments, amend our precautionary measures accordingly and expand our capabilities to ensure we continue to rise to this challenge and safeguard the health of every citizen and resident here in the Kingdom.”
The news comes after Bahrain announced the ten-day quarantine on arrival policy has ended.
Passengers will still be tested at the airport, but will not have to quarantine if their results are negative. A second test will take place ten days after landing.