Rooftop cafe shut for health violations

The Inspection Department at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism in Bahrain shut a rooftop cafe for serving food and drinks to expatriate workers without adhering to COVID-19 precautionary measures.

Officials said at the time of the raid the restaurant had 35 customers, all expatriate workers.

Health officials said the restaurant failed to ensure social distancing measures between tables or any other health requirements for serving food.

The officials were acting on a tip-off received at the Al-Naeem Police Station regarding a cafe serving food and drinks to customers on the roof of the restaurant.

“The Inspection Department closed the café administratively, as the police evacuated the restaurant by taking into custody all those present,” an official added.

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism stressed the importance of adhering to the health requirements while warning that violators will face legal actions.