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Coronavirus: Bahrain to cover medical expenses of migrant workers

  • Published at 10:07 pm April 30th, 2020
Foreign Workers
File photo of Migrant workers at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The middle eastern country took the move following the King’s directive, says the Bangladesh mission

Bahrain has announced that it will cover medical expenses of all foreign workers, including Bangladesh nationals, infected with Covid-19. 

Bangladesh Ambassador to Bahrain Dr Md Nazrul Islam met Interior Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa on Thursday, reports UNB. 

Bahrain Foreign Minister Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani was also present, among others. 

They briefed ambassadors from Bangladesh, the Philippines and Pakistan and Indian CDA about measures taken to contain coronavirus among expatriate community. 

They conveyed the message that the King of Bahrain gave directives to look after the welfare of expatriate community, and will cover all expenses of treatment of the affected foreign workers. 

"We appreciated the proactive and effective measures of the government of Bahrain to tackle the crisis," said the Bangladesh ambassador in a message.

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