Bahrain issues electronic bracelets to enforce quarantine


Every person placed in quarantine in Bahrain will be required to wear an electronic bracelet to ensure compliance. Mohammad Ali, head of electronic government, said that people fitted with the bracelets will have to stay within 15 metres of their mobile phones, which will be linked to the bracelets via the country's contact tracing app BeAware.

Violators face one or both of a minimum of three months in jail or a fine of between BHD1,000 (£2,140) and BHD10,000 (£21,400). Those in quarantine may also be asked at random times to send selfies to prove they had not left their designated areas.


Writer: The National
Publication: The National

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