Bahrain: Proposal to increase fine to BD 20 for not wearing facemasks

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A proposal to raise the fine of not wearing a face-mask in public places from BD5 to BD20 was submitted by a number of MPs.

MPs, Masouma Abdulrahim, Ibrahim Al-Nafiei, Basem Al-Maliki, and Ahmed Al-Ansari, said that submitting the proposal aimed at supporting national efforts to combat COVID-19.

MP Masouma Abdulrahim noted that the proposal would contribute to reducing the level of infection and reaching the goal of eliminating the pandemic in a way that restores economic activity and normal life in the Kingdom. 

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It is noteworthy that face-mask violations reached high levels as it exceeded 23,000 (23,729) since wearing the face-mask in public places was made mandatory.

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