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

Cairo: A Bahraini court has ordered six people to pay a fine of 1,000 Bahraini dinars each for breaching home quarantine as a measure to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, media reported Thursday.

The rulings were issued by the Minor Criminal Court against the six in response to reports from the Public Health Directorate to prosecution, Bahraini daily Akhbar Al Khaleej said.

Monitoring proved that the six had violated domestic quarantine rules and left their houses several times. The defendants admitted in investigations to have violated the quarantine imposed as a preventive measure.

The prosecution referred them to the court that convicted them.

In separate cases, public prosecution in Bahrain are investigating reports filed by the Public Health Directorate against 27 other people accused of failing to comply with domestic quarantine rules, according to the report.

The 27 reportedly left their houses in different times in violation of the mandatory quarantine.

On Wednesday, Bahrain delayed the reopening of mosques, which were scheduled for Friday, after increases in coronavirus infections in the kingdom.