Joining hands to fight coronavirus crisis

Bahrain has taken pre-emptive measures to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus crisis on citizens and protect their health, the Premier said yesterday.

His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa praised co-operation between the executive and legislature, describing it as a pillar in national efforts to tackle the outbreak.

The Premier was speaking as he received at Riffa palace, Parliament chairwoman Fouzia Zainal and Shura Council chairman Ali Saleh Al Saleh.

He lauded the legislature’s support for the government’s efforts.

The pandemic has greatly affected the world in various fields and Bahrain too has to brace for the upcoming phase which demands more co-operation and a review of certain laws in tune with the latest developments, he said.

The Premier commended His Majesty King Hamad’s support for government’s decisions backing the economic sector to enable them to offset the impact of the crisis.

He also thanked members of the legislative branch for their keenness on getting assured about his good health while he was abroad, stressing their interest was an impetus to continue serving the nation and citizens.

The Prime Minister thanked media persons and journalists for their role in raising social awareness and harnessing efforts to fight the virus. He also lauded the great work done by medical and nursing staff in containing the infection.

The Premier underlined the kingdom’s efforts to protect all citizens in Bahrain and abroad, pointing out procedures taken in this regard.

He also affirmed the great care accorded to expatriate workforce, pointing out that employers also share a common responsibility to provide safe accommodation for workers and follow regulations and laws.



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