Bahrain has issued a stimulus package of $11.4 billion (29.6% of the country's GDP) to counter the COVID-19 economic impact. This includes a draft law to pay private sector salaries, and to pay utility bills for individuals and businesses for three months.
Face masks are mandatory in all public venues in Bahrain, and the King Fahd causeway connecting Bahrain and Saudi Arabia remains closed to non-commercial traffic. Whilst ensuring health and social distancing guidelines are followed, all salons and hair barbers are to re-open as of 27 May.
Bahrain reported 9366 cases of COVID-19 as of May 27, with 4938 recovered and 15 deaths. Its Ministry of Health has set up a 24-hour national hotline service (which can be reached by dialing 444) to report suspected or confirmed cases, or for any questions about COVID-19 in English or Arabic.