Grocery stores in Bahrain to have elderly and pregnant women-only hour

The first hour of grocery store opens will be restricted help the vulnerable

Grocery stores in Bahrain to have elderly and pregnant women-only hour

Grocery stores across Bahrain will now have an hour dedicated to serving only elderly and pregnant shoppers.

The first hour after opening will be restricted to help reduce interactions among these vulnerable groups, reducing the risk of them catching the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Retail and grocery stores and shopping complexes are set to remain open, but some may have reduced hours.

All Majid Al Futtaim malls, including City Centre Bahrain, will now be open between noon and 8pm daily, with the exception of Carrefour, pharmacies and clinics inside the malls.

The government of Bahrain has announced a number of precautionary measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus in recent weeks.

These include the closure of gyms, swimming pools, and cinemas until further notice. Restaurants will now be only open to external orders and delivery.

Public gatherings must be limited to 20 people or less, and residents have been encouraged to stay home as much as possible and to leave only out of necessity.

Bahrain has also suspended all visas on arrival, and anyone arriving in the Kingdom must self-isolate for 14 days.

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