Bahrain cuts government operational budget by 30 per cent amid covid-19 pandemic

Bahrain has slashed by 30 per cent the government operational budget as the tiny kingdom grapples with the containment of the novel covid-19 disease.
The decision came Monday during a cabinet meeting chaired Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and attended by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, Trade Arabia reports citing state-run BNA news agency.
The meeting also adopted to reschedule a number of construction and consulting projects in order to absorb the emergency expenses devoted to limiting the spread of covid-19.
The Gulf country last month also unveiled a 3 billion-dinar ($11.4bn) package to assist its private sector.
The island like all countries in the region has been fighting against the spread of the respiratory disease. It has confirmed 1,907 cases among which seven people.

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