Doctors and nurses are seen doing their final check on the equipment in a makeshift ICU "Field Intensive Care Unit 1" set up by Bahrian authorities to treat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) critical patients, at a car-park of Bahrain Defence Force Hospital in Riffa, Bahrain, April 14, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters

Dubai: The Public Prosecution has questioned seven people suspected of violating quarantine rules and ordered to keep them in a mandatory isolation centre ahead of referring them to the court, Bahrain News Agency reported.

Public Prosecution Chief Adnan Awadai said that an investigation was launched following a report that seven people who had tested positive for COVID-19 and had to be quarantined refused to stay in the centre and left for their homes.

Some of them were suffering from chronic diseases and two others were over 60, which necessitated keeping them in an isolation centre for urgent medical treatment, he added.

The Chief Prosecutor stressed the need for all to follow the instructions of the medical team and to adhere to health measures taken to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Bahrain is exerting tremendous efforts to protect the safety of all people and the Public Prosecution will not fail to implement the law firmly against whoever violates the health measures, he added.

Violators of the preventive measures are held accountable and face up to three years in prison and a fine of BD10,000, he warned.