Update: Only Essential Businesses Will Remain Open in Bahrain!

In a press conference yesterday, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce announced that groceries, hypermarkets, supermarkets and other food stores would remain open from 7 pm, 23rd of April to 7 pm, 7th of May.

Also included in this list are bakeries, medical establishments, financial institutions, mobile repair and other telecommunication outlets and garages.

The first hour of shopping in hypermarkets will be limited to pregnant women and the elderly.

The wearing of masks in public places is to continue, and the public has been urged to stay at home as much as possible and go out only for necessities.