Manama, Apr. 26 (BNA): The French Ambassador to Bahrain said that the aptness and transparency applied by Bahraini authorities in dealing with the coronavirus have made the French community in the Kingdom feel confident and safe.
"As there is no vaccine against the coronavirus yet, each country must deal with the epidemic through applying several specific measures," Ambassador Jérôme Cauchard said.
"There are globally similar measures such as tests, treatment and follow-up, but there are differences according to the specificities of each country. Bahrain at an early stage took precautionary measures, including shutting schools, conducting tests on a large scale, reinforcing online services in departments, implementing home isolation, and developing a sophisticated system to monitor the full compliance with this isolation," he said in an interview with Bahraini daily Al Ayam.
The practical approach taken by the Kingdom and the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has played an effective role in dealing with the disease and at the same time, the procedures and measures in Bahrain are developing in a practical way to mitigate the spread of the virus, the diplomat added.
"The Bahraini authorities have dealt in an appropriate and open manner with the spread of the virus and this has made the French community here feel confident and safe. This is absolutely not surprising compared with other places across the world. This is of course thanks to the leadership of Bahrain, led by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, and also thanks to the government decisions led by His Royal Highness the Prime Minister. We are grateful to HM the King," said Ambassador Cauchard who took office in Bahrain on October 1, 2019.