People who violate the corona virus-related health instructions could face severe penalties, including heavy fines, jail sentences.
Reiterating the need for citizens and expatriates to abide by the health guidelines issued by relevant authorities, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that violators would be penalized to the full extent of the law.
The ministry said that it would fully enforce its commitment to provisions of law No. 8 of 1969 on health requirements for preventing communicable diseases, due to the exceptional conditions that the country is undergoing from the coronavirus pandemic.
Warning that the ministry would crack down on law violators and take all legal measures against them, the MoI added that if convicted the law-breakers could face jail-terms of up to six months and fines of up to KD6,000, or one of the two penalties.
The ministry urged both nationals and residents to stop holding gatherings, including National and Liberation Day celebrations, wedding parties, receptions and others either in public or private places.