PM Modi, Bahrain King Al Khalifa Discuss Ongoing COVID-19 Crisis Over Phone (Photo Credit: Twitter/Facebook)
Amid novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in more than 200 countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bahrain’s King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa on Monday held a telephonic conversation. During the conversation, the two leaders discussed the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis and its consequences, including on logistics chains and financial markets.
King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa assured PM Modi of his personal attention to the welfare of the large Indian community in Bahrain amid the present health crisis. Whereas, PM Modi appreciated the care and affection that the Bahrain authorities have always extended to the Indian diaspora.
The two leaders also agreed that their officials would remain in regular touch and ensure all possible support to each other for dealing with the challenges of COVID-19. In the end, PM Modi conveyed to the King that India regards Bahrain as an important part of its extended neighbourhood. He also warmly recalled his own visit to the Kingdom last year.
Spoke to HM Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain. We discussed the prevailing situation due to COVID-19 and how we can work together to fight the pandemic. Thanked him for the care extended by Bahrain towards the Indian diaspora there. https://t.co/V6HCFpSUsh— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 6, 2020
It is to be noted that India saw an increase of 704 COVID-19 cases and 28 deaths in the last 24 hours- the biggest rise so far in India. The total number of positive coronavirus cases in India stood at 4,281 on Monday evening including 3,851 active cases, 318 cured/discharged/migrated people and 111 deaths, according to the latest updates by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
It is worth mentioning here that the novel coronavirus, which originated in China, has claimed thousands of lives across the world. Over 10 lakh people have been infected with the coronavirus across the globe, with the global death toll crossing 46,000. With no known cure so far for the coronavirus, the deadly disease has become a major issue for the entire world.