Bahrain imposes new virus restrictions, shuts sports centres
05 Feb 2021
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Bahrain will reintroduce restrictions on Sunday for two weeks to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus after a sharp rise in cases over the past month.
The kingdom has ordered indoor gyms, sports halls and swimming pools to close and social gatherings in homes to be limited to up to 30 people until Feb.21, state news agency BNA reported on Friday.
It is also limiting outdoor group exercise to 30 people, while government institutions and entities must allow up to 70% of employees to work from home.
The kingdom reported 704 new cases on Friday, compared with 229 infections a month ago on Jan.5.
In total, Bahrain has had 105,119 cases and 377 deaths.