Here are the Coronavirus Preventative Measures Coming into Effect in Bahrain Tonight

by BTM

Thu, 23 April 2020

Here are the Coronavirus Preventative Measures Coming into Effect in Bahrain Tonight

As part of measures to safeguard the health of citizens and residents non-essential shops will close from 7 pm tonight for two weeks until May 7.

The following shops will continue to operate as usual:

  • Hypermarkets, supermarkets, cold stores, butchers, as well as stores that sell vegetables, fish or meat
  • All forms of bakeries
  • All petrol/gas stations
  • Hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and opticians
  • Banks and money exchange agencies
  • Factories and manufacturing enterprises
  • Administrative offices of enterprises whose activities do not involve direct interaction with customers
  • Enterprises that export, import or distribute goods
  • Automotive workshops and garages, and shops that sell spare parts
  • Enterprises in the construction and maintenance sector.

Movie theatres, commercial sports gymnasiums, fitness studios, swimming pools and centres for recreational activities will remain closed.

Shisha Cafés, and services offered by these cafés, are limited to takeout and delivery of food only.

Salons, restaurants, tourist facilities and locations serving food are to remain limited to external orders and delivery services.

All non-essential medical services provided by private health clinics are to remain suspended.

Public gatherings are to remain limited to five individuals or fewer. Individuals are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible, and only leave home when necessary.

Face masks are to be worn by all citizens and residents when in public.

Commercial and industrial enterprises providing goods or services directly to customers are to be limited to online sales and deliveries.

Telecom service centres will provide customer services under necessary circumstances, while abiding by social distancing measures.

Further guidelines may be issued at a later date.

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