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Bahrain cracks down on restaurants that allegedly violated virus rules

Bahrain is experiencing historic highs in COVID-19 cases, though hospitalizations and deaths remain low.
 A large billboard encourages people to take part in a free vaccination campaign against COVID-19 in the capital, Manama, on Dec. 24, 2020.

The Bahraini government has taken action against several restaurants that allegedly flouted virus rules, state media reported today. 

The Ministry of Health inspected 158 restaurants and cafes across the country yesterday. Authorities closed one restaurant and took “legal action” against 16 others for allegedly violating the country’s Yellow Alert Level measures, the official Bahrain News Agency reported. 

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