Bahrain: Highlights of Latest COVID-19 Measures

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The National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19) yesterday held a press conference to highlight the latest measures taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Drive through testing will be introduced at the Bahrain International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Citizens and residents will be required to wear face masks when in public.

Commercial and industrial premises are required to sterilize in accordance with the Ministry of Health’s regulations.

Movie theatres, sports centres, private swimming pools, shisha cafes, salons will remain closed.

Restaurants will continue to limit their services to delivery and takeout.

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All business to consumer enterprises will allocate their first hour of opening to the elderly and pregnant women.

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

Commercial and industrial businesses providing goods or services directly to customers, are to open and resume work provided the following conditions are met.

– Employees and visitors are required to wear a face mask.

-The number of employees in any facility is reduced and overcrowding in stores is actively prevented to ensure sufficient social distancing measures are maintained at all times.

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-Stores must ensure continuous sterilization, including external premises.

-Queuing and line-ups outside stores must be arranged.

The Kingdom’s current testing, quarantine, isolation and treatment capacity is as follows:

–  Public treatment centres capacity is 1699 beds, of which 345 are occupied

–  Private centres capacity is 172 beds, of which 4 are occupied

–  Public quarantine centres capacity stands at 2,504 beds, of which 947 are occupied

–  Private quarantine centres capacity stands at 321 beds, of which 94 are occupied

–  More than 50,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted



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