Bahrain bans public gatherings on beaches, parks and markets

The government has said no more than five people may gather at once

Bahrain bans public gatherings on beaches, parks and markets

Bahrain has temporarily banned public gatherings on beaches, parks and in markets, it has been announced.
No gatherings of more than five people will be allowed, and individuals must leave at least a metre between each other when in a group.

Anyone who flouts the new measures could face jail time of no less than three months, and/or a fine of between BHD1,000 and BHD10,000.

Public Security Chief Lietenant-General HE Tariq Hassan Al Hassan made the announcement last night (March 22) at a press conference organised by the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
In the same press conference, Minister of Industry, Commerce, and Tourism, HE Zayed R. Al Zayani urged all citizens and residents to remain at home as much as possible, and to leave the house only for urgent matters.

Bahrain is taking a number of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

All retail shops, with the exception of hypermarkets, supermarkets, cold stores, bakeries, pharmacies, and banks, will close between March 26 and April 9.

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