22 Nepalis in Bahrain infected with COVID-19


KATHMANDU, April 9: Ten more Nepali migrant workers were tested positive as the number of Nepali nationals infected with coronavirus in Bahrain rose to 22, Embassy of Nepal in Bahrain said on Thursday.

They were working in a camp in Salmabad, a town in the center of Bahrain.

“After a foreigner was tested positive for the virus, all 400 workers in the camp were quarantined. Ten Nepalis were confirmed positive,” stated the embassy in a press release.

The Bahraini government has extended restrictions in cinemas, gyms, swimming pools, fitness studios, shisha cafes from April 9 until 23 whereas restaurants are allowed to provide takeaway and delivery services as the number of cases reached 823 in Bahrain with five deaths.

Gatherings of more than five people have been banned and those breaching quarantine will face a punishment of up to three months in prison and 1,000 to 10,000 dinar.

The Labor Market Regulatory Authority has also decided to give amnesty to undocumented workers allowing them to become legal or leave the country effective from April 7 to December 31.