Manama: The Bahraini government has announced a slight easing of Kovid restrictions. The new concessions, released Friday (March 12), will ease restrictions on cafes, schools and churches. Indoor activities will start from Sunday, local media reported. The new decision comes as Kovid restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of Kovid disease expire on March 14. After that, restaurants and cafes can serve up to 30 people at a time. However, until Sunday, dining in restaurants and cafes is limited to indoor seating. Indoor gyms and swimming pools will be closed during this time. The National Task Force facing Kovid said it would ease restrictions on Kovid from Sunday to allow activities in gyms and swimming pools. There will be private classes in private and public schools, institutions of higher learning, public and private universities, kindergartens licensed by the Ministry of Education, rehabilitation centers affiliated with the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, nurseries and private training centers and institutions licensed by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development. Officials said personal study is optional. Parents and students can make the decision. Students may choose to take distance education instead of individual classes. According to the previous criteria, government agencies should allow up to 70 percent of their employees to work from home, said Lt. Gen. Dr. Mohd. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa reported.