Bahrain to close malls; tightens COVID restrictions

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Bahrain will close shopping malls, restaurants and coffee shops for two weeks as part of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Beauty salons, spas and barber shops will also close as part of the heightened measures that will come into effect on Thursday, May 27.

No event or conference should be held during this period, state TV reported, citing the national committee to combat the pandemic.

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