COVID-19: Bahrain to ease some lockdown restrictions

      Published on Sunday, 24 May , 2020      1298      
COVID-19: Bahrain to ease some lockdown restrictions

  • Bahrain News

Bahrain has announced it is going to ease some of the restrictions imposed nationwide to fight the spread of coronavirus, the Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported on Friday.

All non-essential medical services are to resume operations, while ensuring health and social distancing guidelines are thoroughly followed, according to the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus.




During a press conference held on Friday, the taskforce said that commercial and industrial businesses can resume usual operations, provided that the following conditions are met:

– All employees and customers are required to wear face masks inside the premises

– In order to reduce the number of individuals using facilities at any one time, businesses must limit overcrowding and ensure social distancing guidelines are followed

– Stores and facilities are to be regularly and thoroughly disinfected, in accordance with guidelines established by the Ministry of Health.

The conditions also include that businesses must place appropriately spaced floor markings for queueing at the entrance of the stores, to maintain social distancing guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health.

Additionally, all salons and barber shops are to reopen as of May 27, while ensuring health and social distancing guidelines are followed. Professional sports players will also be allowed to resume their sport exercises in outdoor spaces and swimming pools, as long as health and social distancing guidelines are followed.

Outdoor cinemas are allowed to operate, so long as health and social distancing guidelines are followed. Indoor cinemas will remain closed.

These decisions were approved by the Government’s Executive Committee during a virtual meeting chaired by Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister.

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Category Bahrain News, Coronavirus, Government | 2020/05/24 latest update at 10:00 PM
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