February 25, 2020 / 4:28 PM / a month ago

UPDATE 1-Bahrain reports 6 new cases of coronavirus coming from Iran

(Adding suspension of schools)

CAIRO, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Bahrain has identified six more new cases of coronavirus all coming from Iran, taking the total number in the Gulf kingdom to 23, the state news agency BNA reported on Tuesday, citing the health ministry.

In a precautionary measure to limit the spread of the virus, the education ministry said all public and private schools, including kindergartens, would be closed for two weeks from Wednesday, BNA added.

Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli and Samar Hassan and Editing by Mark Heinrich

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