Coronavirus curfew in Bahrain moves a step closer

MPs approved a proposal for a curfew between 6pm and 5am

Coronavirus curfew in Bahrain moves a step closer

A curfew could soon be enforced in Bahrain after MPs approved a proposal today (March 24).

The proposal would see people banned from leaving their homes between 6pm and 5am in a bid to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The proposal has an exception for those whose work requires otherwise.

Police have already begun deploying security patrols on public roads and taking legal action against those who violate new measures.

These include a ban on gatherings of more than five people in public places such as parks, beaches and markets, and an order to keep at least one metre away from other people.

Anyone violating these new rules could face a jail term of up to three months, and/or a fine of between BHD1,000 and BHD10,000.

The Chief of Public Security has urged residents to follow the instructions and all precautionary measures.
Bahrain is also set to close all shops, with the exception of grocery stores, pharmacies and clinics, between March 26 and April 9.

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