HRH Premier orders rapid repatriation plan of Bahraini students abroad; directs to control prices

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Manama, Mar. 29 (BNA): His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has given directives to enumerate Bahrain students who are studying abroad at their expenses or at the expense of the state ahead of their repatriation.


HRH the Prime Minister instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education to coordinate with each other and develop a rapid a plan to evacuate Bahraini students stranded abroad as soon as possible to ensure their safe return home and avoid any dangers to them due to the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).


HRH Premier stressed that the government will never accept that its citizens face difficult circumstances or dangers, and is keen on the comfort and safety of the Bahrainis wherever they are, emphasising that the government will not rest until the evacuation of all citizens abroad and their safe return home.


On the other hand, HRH the Prime Minister gave instructions to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism to intensify inspection campaigns to control prices, combat monopolistic practices and firmly address attempts to exploit citizens by manipulating prices, especially those of major commodities, by taking advantage of the preventive and precautionary measures adopted by the government to contain the spread of COVID-19.


In the same context, HRH Premier gave directives to increase strategic stockpiles of food to ensure the sufficiency of foodstuffs and commodities, as well as the stability of the market.