Wed, 26 May 2021
The Public Health Directorate at the Health Ministry has announced the closure of one restaurant for one week for its failure to comply with the precautionary measures to combat Covid-19.
During 99 inspection visits carried out by the Health Ministry, in coordination with the Interior Ministry and the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), 13 restaurants were found in violation of precautionary measures and were referred to the competent authorities.
The Health Ministry indicated that the restaurants had violated the mandatory health guidelines to be put in place in order to limit the spread of the pandemic.
The Health Ministry stressed the need to implement the precautionary measures and decisions of the National Medical Taskforce for Combatting Coronavirus, including restricting entry to shopping malls, as well as indoor spaces of restaurants and cafés to individuals aged 18 and above who are vaccinated and have completed 14 days after the second dose, in addition to those who have recovered from Covid-19.
These outlets are also required to check the temperature of their visitors, reduce their capacity according to the permissible percentage, mark standing and waiting places, ensure social distancing, prevent crowding and provide sanitising supplies.
On the other hand, the Environmental Health Department visited a number of salons, and closed three (two men’s and one women’s.
The violating salons allowed the entry of active cases who are required to be under quarantine and must not contact others.
A sports hall was also closed for flouting the precautionary measures in place to curb the spread of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, cafés, restaurants and salons with minor violations were requested to address them immediately.
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