Bahrain: Violators of Ban to Face Imprisonment Up to 3 Years

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In light of the precautionary measures and measures taken by all state institutions to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Bahrain issued Ministerial Resolution No. (53) for the year 2020 regarding the ban on gathering in public places.

The decision stipulated the prohibition of gathering in roads, streets, squares, beaches, parks and other public places for more than five people, and also stipulated that anyone who violates this prohibition shall be punished with the penalty prescribed by Article (25) of Decree Law No. (5) of 1990 regarding civil defense, which states whoever violates the law, decisions, regulations, orders, and instructions, shall be punished with detention for a period not exceeding three years and a fine not exceeding five thousand dinars, or one of these two penalties.

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The Ministry of Interior calls upon all citizens and residents to adhere to the measures related to banning gatherings in order to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, in order to preserve public safety in the country, knowing that the ministry will take all legal measures against violators.

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