Bahrain residents must wear face masks in public

The measure is to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Kingdom

Bahrain residents must wear face masks in public

All residents and citizens in Bahrain must wear face masks in public, it has been announced.

The new restriction is a precautionary measure aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Kingdom.

The National Task Force for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19) made the announcement in a press conference last night.

Face masks do not have to be N95 medical masks, and can be homemade, but they must cover both the nose and mouth.

Bahrain’s Ministry of Health has released a guide on how to make your own face masks in several different languages to assist people who cannot buy masks.

The World Health Organisation issued updated guidance on the use of face masks on Monday.

The WHO advice now says, “Wearing a medical mask is one of the prevention measures that can limit the spread of certain respiratory viral diseases, including COVID-19.

“However, the use of a mask alone is insufficient to provide an adequate level of protection, and other measures should also be adopted.

“Whether or not masks are used, maximum compliance with hand hygiene and other IPC measures is critical to prevent human-to-human transmission of COVID-19.”

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