The Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments has closed one mosque after the National Medical Team for Combatting COVID-19 discovered a positive case there.
The mosque, located in the Northern Governorate, will be closed for one week “in order to preserve the requirements of public health and protect worshipers,” the ministry said.
“The time will be used by the relevant teams to carry out the process of tracing contacts, sanitize the premises and ensure that all precautionary measures are taken.”
Bahrain has re-opened mosques for the five daily prayers, but insisted that worshippers comply with the health protocols and measures to ensure their safety. Mosques that failed to adhere to the measures were temporarily closed.
The ministry warned that it would follow up on the implementation of the mandatory measures at mosques and intensify inspections to protect worshippers’ health and safety.