Virus alert for Eid

Manama: Bahrain is gearing up for Eid Al Adha, which will be celebrated on Friday, amid the fight against Covid-19.

Eid Al Adha revellers were urged to commit strictly to precautionary measures to avert any surge in coronavirus cases and avoid a repeat of the Eid Al Fitr spike.

Chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, the Cabinet yesterday urged everyone to observe social distancing and do their best to avoid Eid gatherings.

The Supreme Council for Health president Lt Gen Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa had appealed to citizens and residents to abide by preventive measures, cautioning against another Eid surge of infections.

  • Congratulations and good wishes were extended to His Majesty King Hamad, His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and the Crown Prince on Eid.
  • The session wished Bahrain and its people as well as Arab and Islamic nations many happy returns.
  • Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was congratulated on the successful surgery he had undergone to remove his gallbladder.
  • Wishes of good health and speedy recovery were also extended to the Amir of Kuwait, Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah, to return safely to his country and lead national development.
  • The UAE was praised for its wide-ranging strategic co-operation with Bahrain.
  • The session lauded co-ordination between the two countries to combat the pandemic, provide medical equipment and Covid-19 tests, in addition to co-operation in pharmaceutical and scientific research.
  • Citizens have been exempted from paying municipal fees for their primary residence for three months.
  • The waiver, announced yesterday, scrapped municipal taxes for July, August and September.



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