Bahrain's potential coronavirus curfew deemed unnecessary by national taskforce

MPs had approved a proposal to limit movement between 6pm and 5am

Bahrain’s potential coronavirus curfew deemed unnecessary by national taskforce

The proposed coronavirus curfew in Bahrain is not necessary at the moment, a national taskforce has decided.

MPs approved a proposal to limit movement outside of the home between 6pm and 5am last month.

But at a press conference last night, the National Taskforce for Combating Covid-19 Monitoring Committee said Bahrain is not at a stage where it needs to restrict movement yet.

Instead, the government will continue to limit social gatherings to up to five people.

A number of other measures were also announced last night. Residents and citizens will now have to wear face masks any time they are in public.

Plus, gyms, swimming pools and other recreational activities are set to remain closed, as are cinemas, until at least April 23.

Shops are set to reopen on April 9, but there will be limits on how many people are allowed into stores and queues will have to comply with social distancing guidelines.

Restaurants will remain delivery and takeaway only during this time.

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