Tue, 24 March 2020
The police have started deploying security patrols on public roads across Bahrain to ensure that all preventative measures implemented against the spread of the coronavirus in Bahrain are followed.
Officials will be taking legal action for any violation of the precautionary measures by the Ministry of Interior to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The measures, now in place, include banning the gathering of more than five individuals in public places, parks, beaches and markets, as well as keeping a distance of at least one metre from other individuals to ensure the safety of the community.
Article 121 of Public Health law states that any person who refuses to implement measures to prevent the spread of a disease is penalized with a jail term of up to three months and/or a fine between BD1,000 to BD10,000.
Awareness campaigns in multiple languages have been organized by the police directorates ahead of the implementation of the decision to encourage community members, including expatriates, to avoid gatherings.
The Chief of Public Security has urged citizens and residents to follow the instructions and all precautionary measures, stressing that legal measures would be taken against violators, including referring them to the Public Prosecution.
If you believe you are experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus, isolate yourself in a separate room, call 444 and follow the instructions.