By Gavin Gibbon
Temporary closure from 7pm on Thursday through to April 9
Bahrain has ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses from Thursday as part of further measures to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
It comes as the number of confirmed cases on Wednesday increased by 27 to reach 419 across the kingdom.
The Government Executive Committee has announced the temporary closure of all retail and industrial enterprises, which will last through until April 9, at which point, the government said, they will reopen until April 23.
Hypermarkets, supermarkets, cold stores, bakeries, pharmacies, and banks remain open and restaurants continue to provide services via take away or delivery only.
While retail and industrial enterprises are allowed to continue selling goods online.
The following types of business are excluded from these measures, and may continue to operate as usual: