Filter for Bahrain Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-08-06 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
06 August 2020, gyms and sports halls, outdoor sports fields, and swimming pools, will re-open
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2020-07-09 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
exempt healthcare workers on the frontlines combating the coronavirus pandemic who have not been able to renew their licenses since February 2020 from paying any fines or financial dues for not renewing their licenses.
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2020-07-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
BDF Hospital continues to enact strong precautionary measures to protect the health of patients and medical staff by securing the latest isolation equipment, including portable isolation chambers designed to isolate and treat suspected active COVID-19 cases. The BDF Military Hospital is one of the first hospitals in the Kingdom of Bahrain to install such equipment, with other hospitals to follow.
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2020-06-24 In Public health measures: General recommendations
The National Taskforce for Combating Coronavirus has highlighted measures taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19
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2020-06-19 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Businesses shut down and fined if found violating/not adhrering to Covid-19 restrictions upon reopening.
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2020-06-07 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
asymptomatic active COVID-19 cases will now have the option to self-isolate at home from Sunday 07 June, 2020.
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2020-05-26 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Supreme Council for Health opens a new 814 bed treatment centre in Aali
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2020-05-07 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
From 7 May 19.00 (local time), shops and industries providing goods and services will be allowed to open. Hypermarkets, supermarkets, cold stores, bakeries, pharmacies, and banks remain open and restaurants continue to provide services via take away or delivery only. The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism issued a notice clarifying what is deemed non-essential.
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2020-04-28 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The Muharraq Governorate Police Directorate has taken 86 steps to promote social distancing for groups of more than 5 persons in cooperation with the Operations Room from March 22. Along with awareness campaigns for people in general and expats in particular and monitoring violations. also employ police to enhance awareness of people at benches and markets and distributing mulit-lingual publicationsa and administered 64 awareness campaigns.
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2020-04-23 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The authorities have extended the temporary closure of non-essential businesses until at least 7 May. Hypermarkets, supermarkets, cold stores, bakeries, pharmacies, and banks remain open and restaurants continue to provide services via take away or delivery only. The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism issued a notice clarifying what is deemed non-essential.
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2020-04-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism has pledged to intensify its field inspections to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. 70 volunteers joined the effort after they were provided with the tools to emphasize social distancing and wearing masks in stores and markets, in addition to the other decisions related to closing shops and adherence to food delivery and orders." Work is also underway to monitor the markets to ensure that vegetables and fruits are offered at the normal flow rates and to ensure traders do not refrain from selling them or hiking prices, he added.
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Manama: Bahrain has turned a car park into an intensive care unit with 130 beds for patients infected with the novel coronavirus in the Gulf.
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2020-04-12 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
A campaign to raise donations has today been announced in support of the national efforts to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), led by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier.
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2020-04-09 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
mandatory for everyone to wear a facemask in all public venues.
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2020-04-06 In Public health measures: Testing policy
a specialised medical team, in collaboration with the General Directorate of Civil Defence, as well as community police and volunteers, continues to conduct field visits across the Kingdom to collect random medical samples via mobile screening units, in order to safeguard the health and safety of the community.
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2020-04-06 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
The Bahraini authorities must immediately release peaceful activists amidst growing concerns of a COVID-19 spread
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2020-04-05 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
require people under quarantine to wear electronic bracelets to ensure they comply with the measures to control the spread of coronavirus. People who break quarantine face either a minimum of three months in jail, a fine ranging from 1,000 Bahraini dinars (Dh9,767) to 10,000 dinars, or a combination of both.
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2020-04-04 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Transit flights resume through Bahrain International Airport (BAH) between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CGD) and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) in Manila, while all flights to other locations remain suspended until further notice.
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2020-03-26 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
close non-essential businesses until 09 April 2020.
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2020-03-26 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew 18.00 to 05.00 - Police enforced. 
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
3mo in jail AND 10,000 BHD fine
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Enhanced previous measures (ie. screening all arrivals and questionaires)
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Suspension of all visas upon arrival *except diplomats AND deny entry to any individual who has either departed from or transited through Iraq, Lebanon, Iran * except citizens of Bahrain and GCC member states/perminant residents/Passengers with Prior Permission Granted
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
ONLY operates to/from: Abu Dhabi, Dubai (both United Arab Emirates (UAE), Cairo (Egypt), Frankfurt (Germany), Istanbul (Turkey), Karachi (Pakistan), Kochi, Mumbai, New Delhi (all India), London (UK), Manila (Philippines), Muscat (Oman) and Paris (France).
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2020-03-15 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
School closure extended an additional 2 weeks form initial (end: march 29)
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2020-03-12 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
Al Khalifa announced the release of 1,486 prisoners and issued a decree granting pardon for 901 prisoners on humnaitartin grounds. A further 585 inmates will serve out the rest of their sentences in rehabilitation and training programs
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2020-03-07 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
land border: Saudia Arabia
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2020-03-01 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
China, Hong Kong, Iran, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea and Italy
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2020-03-01 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
everyone who is travelling from China, Hong Kong, Iran, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea and Italy
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2020-03-01 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
everyone
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2020-02-26 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
2 weeks
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