Shops in Bahrain to reopen with strict new regulations

Employees and customers must wear face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Shops in Bahrain to reopen with strict new regulations

Shops in Bahrain are set to reopen tomorrow (April 9) with strict new regulations to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

From 7pm, retail stores will be allowed to reopen, provided they meet a number of strict conditions.

The number of employees working in each store must be reduced, and overcrowding must be avoided. If there is a queue outside to enter the store, social distancing guidelines must be followed - meaning there will be at least a metre between shoppers.

Regular sterilisation of the store and external premises must be carried out, and both employees and visitors must wear a face mask at all times.

Shops across Bahrain were temporarily closed on March 26.

They are now set to remain open until April 23, at which point the decision will be reassessed.

Bahrain has introduced a number of precautionary measures in recent weeks in a bid to combat the spread of coronavirus in the Kingdom.

All restaurants are set to remain open for delivery or takeaway only, a measure first introduced on March 18.

Gyms, swimming pools and other recreational activities are also set to remain closed, as are cinemas.

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