Thu, 20 May 2021
The Lower Criminal Court has imposed fines ranging from BD1,000 to BD2,000 on 12 defendants and 10 restaurants for flouting Covid-19 precautionary measures during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday. The total amount imposed by the court was BD34,000.
The Public Health Directorate reported the violations committed by the restaurants, which allowed customers in and served them without verifying their vaccination against the coronavirus through BeAware Bahrain application. Moreover, they did not take the temperatures of the customers; and, therefore, the restaurants were closed administratively and an investigation was launched by the Public Prosecution.
The criminal responsibility was confirmed against the defendants who were referred to the specialised court which issued its verdict.
Any violation of the precautionary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus is punishable by the law with a sentence of up to three years in jail or a fine of no less than BD1,000.
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