New Year in Bahrain: Several outlets violated Covid measures

The Public Prosecution has received 13 notifications from the Public Health Directorate at the Ministry of Health, reporting the violations of a number of restaurants and cafés of the precautionary health measures in force to limit and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus on the New Year celebrations.

The outlets violated the social distancing measures while holding New Year celebrations, including non-commitment to the distance between tables, the existence of more than 30 persons indoors, non-commitment to the numbers for each table, and use of multi-use shisha hoses. All the violating restaurants and cafés were closed, and the issue was referred to the Public Prosecution.

13 suspects and 10 outlets were referred to the relevant Lower Criminal Court which issued verdicts regarding them, including fines ranging between BD 1,000 and BD5,000.