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Bahrain: Highlights from Today’s Press Conference

The Health Minister Faeqa Al Saleh, Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister  Zayed Al-Zayani, Public Security Cheif Tariq Al Hassan, COVID-19 Control & Monitoring Committee Head Leiutannat Colonel Dr Manaf Al Qahtani and COVID-19 Task Force Head Dr Jameela Salman called a press conference today.

These are the highlights:

  • Health Minister urged the public to commit to staying indoors and only leave the house for necessities.
  • All commercial shops except hypermarkets, cold stores, bakeries, pharmacies and banks will be closed from 26 March to 9 April.
  • Public gatherings of more than 5 people are banned. Measures will be taken against violators, gatherings at public places should stop.
  • The exhibition centre in Sanabis has been turned into a massive inspection facility. Anyone who wishes to, may contact 444 and then visit the facility to get tested. Section A is for individuals with no symptoms, Section B is dedicated to those with symptoms and Section C is for those who have returned from abroad and will be transported from the airport. Section D is a dedicated isolation facility.
  • The private sector has been strongly urged to implement a remote working policy




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