The National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19) held a press conference at the Crown Prince Centre for Training and Medical Research at the Bahrain Defence Force Hospital to highlight latest COVID-19 developments.

In line with this, Dr Waleed Khalifa Al Manea, Undersecretary Ministry of Health reiterated that no curfews would be imposed in Bahrain.

“We emphasize the importance of everyone’s commitment to the implementation of directives and decisions to ensure the safety of all members. Our indicator, our assessment stated that we will not impose curfew because assessing the situation, shows that we do not need a curfew. We encourage everyone to do greetings virtually instead of physical gatherings. Further tests will be done, to isolate more who test positive” said Dr Waleed Khalifa Al Manea.

He further highlighted that the Ministry of Health was keen to expand the scope and numbers of daily checks for early access to existing cases and thus quickly isolating and treating them. Bahrain has conducted more than 262,000 laboratory tests.

“We thank the Central Bank of Bahrain, the BenefitPay Company and all other banks for the facilities they provide through various applications to facilitate electronic financial transaction” he added.

Dr Al Manea added that as of Wednesday, 27 May 2020, all salons and barbershops are to re-open, whilst ensuring health and social distancing guidelines are followed.