Bahrain: 29 people questioned for violating health precautions

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A Bahraini man, who was recently summoned along with a group of individuals for violating the precautionary ban imposed on religious gatherings, tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), local media reported.

According to a statement issued by the Public Prosecution, the man was immediately referred to health isolation, while 20 other suspects who contacted him were referred to the competent health authorities to follow the necessary health measures, such as quarantine.

In the statement, Chief Prosecutor Ahmed Al Ghatam said: “The Public Prosecution has received several reports on gatherings for religious purposes, in which large numbers of people participated, in violation of the precautionary measures taken to curb and prevent the spread of the coronavirus, and in violation of the ministerial resolution to prohibit gatherings in public places for the same purpose.”

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The Chief Prosecutor confirmed that the man was among 29 individuals summoned by the prosecution for questioning, explaining that his case was confirmed positive during the investigation and adding that the prosecution ordered to detain the suspects who called for the gatherings and organised it.

He added: “Investigations are ongoing in order to identify all organisers and participants in these illegal gatherings and to take legal measures against them in preparation for bringing everyone who is proven to have committed this offence or participated in it in any way to criminal trial.”

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