Shops in Bahrain to close temporarily

Only delivery services will be available from March 26 until April 9

Shops in Bahrain to close temporarily

All retail stores in Bahrain are set to close temporarily, it has been announced.

With the exception of hypermarkets, supermarkets, cold stores, bakeries, pharmacies and banks, all stores are set to become delivery only.

The temporary closure will last from March 26 until April 9, with retail stores reopening between April 9 and April 23.

The Minister of Industry, Commerce, and Tourism, HE Zayed R. Al Zayani said that all changes were temporary and due to the challenges faced by COVID-19.

Restaurants, which were made takeout and delivery-only last week, will continue to operate.

HE Al Zayani urged all residents to stay at home as much as possible, and to only leave the house for urgent matters.

The announcement is part of an array of measures announced by the government of Bahrain in recent weeks.
So far the government has closed all cinemas, gyms and swimming pools, and banned gatherings of more than five people.

Schools, universities and educational institutions have also been closed until further notice.
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