Retail shops in Bahrain set to close

Stores will be closed from 7pm on April 23 until 7pm on May 7

Retail shops in Bahrain set to close

Retail shops across Bahrain are set to close again from tomorrow evening, it has been announced.

Non-essential stores will be closed from 7pm on April 23 until 7pm on May 7, according to the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The stores had been reopened from April 9 to allow people to stock up ahead of Ramadan, which is likely to begin on Thursday or Friday.

At a press conference last night, it was announced that non-essential shops and businesses would be closing again.

Hypermarkets, supermarkets, butchers and bakeries will remain open, as will fuel stations, garages and banks. Pharmacies, opticians, clinics and hospitals will also be open.

The first hour of opening for these stores will continue to be for the elderly and pregnant women only

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism is set to launch a new online shopping platform tomorrow (April 23), on, to help online sales in the region.

All businesses, including small and medium-sized enterprises, are encouraged to register with the site.

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