Tue, 22 June 2021
The precautionary measures to stem the rise in Covid-19 cases have been extended an additional week until July 2.
The National Medical Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus, headed by the Chairman of the Supreme Council of Health, HE Lieutenant-General Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, announced the move today.
The decision was made following thorough analysis of data analytic trends as well as obtaining the Government Executive Committee's approval.
Precautionary measures are having an impact on reducing Covid-19 daily case numbers and the downward trend of case numbers needs to be maintained, the Ministry of Health said.
Under current orders, the following activities remain restricted to all in-person activities:
• Shopping malls and commercial shops
• Restaurants and cafes – to limit their services to delivery and takeaway
• Gyms and sport halls, swimming pools and recreational centres
• Events and conferences
• Attendance of sporting events
• Salons, barbershops and beauty parlours
• Social gatherings in homes
• Schools and higher educational institutions, kindergartens, rehabilitation centres, nurseries and training centres, with the exception of attendance for international examinations
Meanwhile, the following policies remain in effect:
• Work-from-home policy to cover 70 percent of Government employees
• Current travel procedures to the Kingdom of Bahrain
The following may resume without restrictions:
• Hypermarkets, supermarkets and grocery stores
• All bakeries
• Fuel and gas filling stations
• Private health clinics, with the exception of some health services for which a circular is being issued by the National Authority for Regulating Health Professions and Services
• Banks and currency exchange services
• Administrative offices of institutions and companies, whose activities are not directly customer facing
• Import and Export distributors
• Automobile repair shops
• Businesses operating in the process, construction and maintenance sectors
• Enterprises operating in the telecommunication sector
The Taskforce also recognised the pivotal role preventive action plays in maintaining downward trends in daily cases.
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