NYE: Bahrain orders 2 courts to handle Covid-19 violations during New Year celebrations


Manama - The ruling reflect Bahrain's determined efforts to mitigate the fallout of the pandemic.


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Published: Tue 29 Dec 2020, 10:09 PM

Last updated: Tue 29 Dec 2020, 10:12 PM

Bahrain's Court of Cassation President, Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) Vice Chairman, Chancellor Abdulla bin Hassan Al Buainain on Tuesday issued an edict involving violations of Covid-19 mandatory precautionary measures, including gatherings exceeding the permitted number.

Under the edict, the court, which sits during working days, at the weekend and on the New Year public holiday, will rule in cases involving violations within 24 hours.

Al Buainain said that the work undertaken by the Team Bahrain to maintain public health and implement the resolutions of the Executive Committe strengthens the national efforts to combat the global pandemic and mitigate its fallout.

He said that the courts were allocated in light of recent developments and in coordination with the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments and the Public Prosecution to continue enforcing the preventative measures and protect people’s health.

“The Supreme Judicial Council takes full responsibility in providing its judicial services in cases of procedures and measures related to limiting the spread of coronavirus”, he said.

He said that Bahrain’s courts have succeeded in delivering judicial services since the outbreak of the pandemic, praising the decisives measures enforced by the Executive Committee, chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.

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