Mon, 13 April 2020
His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has affirmed that the pre-emptive steps and measures taken by the kingdom to combat the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) have contributed to achieving positive and fruitful results, as well as spreading reassurance among everyone.
"There is great hope to overcome these urgent circumstances thanks to the awareness and solidarity of all Bahrainis and residents,” HRH Premier said.
HRH the Prime Minister expressed deepest thanks and appreciation to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa for his sound directives which, he said, consolidated social awareness and strengthened resolve to confront the current crisis, paying tribute to His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, for his continuous efforts to combat Covid-19 and prevent its spread.
HRH Premier gave directives to ministries and the relevant government departments to step up their preparedness and precautions to contribute to making the general health situation reassuring, calling for adopting effective measures that prevent the spread of the virus, especially among expatriate labour groups through tightening control and regulatory procedures in their accommodation and places of living.
HRH Premier made the statements while receiving deputy premiers, HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, HH Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa and Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, at his palace in Riffa today.
The Prime Minister reviewed the latest developments regarding the government’s efforts to combat Coronavirus at the health, economic and service levels.
HRH Premier also followed up on the implementation of his directives regarding the support of the educational process, private schools’ cooperation with the parents, provision of various consumer goods and controlling prices, as well as examining expatriate workers, and meeting the citizens’ needs across various fields.
The Prime Minister lauded the existing community partnership, and the positive response of the citizens and residents with the precautionary measures taken so far to make a coronavirus-free Bahrain country, stressing that the ultimate goal of all measures and decisions taken in this regard is to protect the safety and health of the citizens and residents.
“We highly value the Bahraini citizens’ cooperation, awareness and commitment to precautionary measures. They deserve all thanks and appreciation,” he said.