MANAMA, Bahrain, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a sign of improving security, The General Command of the Bahrain Defence (BDF) announced today that it has reduced curfew hours in the capital city, Bahrain News Agency reports.
According to a statement issued today, the new curfew, which will be effective starting Thursday, May 5th, covers a busy section of Manama and will be imposed from midnight to 4 a.m. This curfew had previously been six hours, from 10 pm to 4 am.
In a separate statement, the BDF General Command also eased curfew on the sea. Sea activities will be prohibited from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m., starting from Wednesday, May 4th. The curfew had originally been 13 hours, from 5 p.m. to 6 a.m.
The reduction of curfews is a sign that the unrest since February is quieting down, officials said. Since March, tourists have been returning to Bahrain, businesses have reopened and students are attending class in full.
SOURCE Bahrain News Agency