Bahrain vows to help India

Manama: Bahrain has joined other countries in extending help to India as it battles an acute Covid-19 crisis.

It will send medical equipment and oxygen to the country which is suffering critical oxygen shortages amid a devastating surge in cases.

The assistance was announced as His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince Prime Minister, chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting remotely yesterday.

The session expressed Bahrain’s support for India and extended condolences to its government and people over the victims who have succumbed to the pandemic, wishing the virus-infected quick recovery.

India ordered its armed forces to help tackle surging infections that are overwhelming hospitals, as countries including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Britain, Germany and the US pledged to send urgent medical aid.

The World Health Organisation yesterday described the situation in India as “beyond heartbreaking”. It is sending extra staff and supplies there to help fight the pandemic, WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus said in Geneva.

Meanwhile, Bahrain will tomorrow mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

The Cabinet underscored the importance of promoting health and safety at worksites.

It praised productive parties concerned for supporting national efforts to combat the pandemic and protect workers and society

Condolences were extended to Iraq’s government and people over the victims of a blaze which devastated a Baghdad hospital, killing 82 Covid-19 patients.

The Cabinet session also offered condolences to Indonesia over the victims of a navy submarine which sank in the Bali Sea, with 53 crew onboard.

The session also noted the strong ongoing collaboration between the executive and legislative authorities, which is centred around forward-looking ambitions and goals.

It reiterated the government’s commitment to facilitate further co-operation in this regard.

The Cabinet approved a memorandum from the Supreme Council for the Development of Education and Training on a number of school and post-school education development initiatives.

It also approved a memorandum submitted by the Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister regarding the amendment of the executive regulations of the Commercial Companies Law, to facilitate procedures aimed at ensuring the kingdom remains in line with international developments in the commercial sector.

The proposed mechanism for publishing terrorist lists and sanctions list issued by the Security Council in the Official Gazette was approved.




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