A STUBBORN restaurant manager will stand trial for breaking Covid-19 rules for a third time in a row.
He will appear at the Lower Criminal Court in connection with flouting social distancing norms, not taking temperatures of customers and seating more than six people per table.
He had been found guilty twice in connection with the same charges. He will now stand trial for a third time.
The defendant has been remanded in custody for seven days pending trial.
“The Public Prosecution has concluded investigations into a restaurant manager, who has been accused of breaking Covid-19 rules,” read a prosecution statement.
“He did not take measures to ensure social distancing at the facility. The tables were not two metres apart while customers at the Manama restaurant were more than 30. The restaurant has been closed.”
Meanwhile, a Bahraini man who broke home quarantine rules has lost his final appeal at the Cassation Court.
He was fined BD1,000 by the Lower Criminal Court in October last year. The verdict was upheld by the Supreme Criminal Appeals Court. His final plea at the Cassation Court was also struck down yesterday.