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Qatar welcomes Bahrain’s decision to fly out its citizens being hosted in Doha

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Qatar on Sunday welcomed Bahrain's decision to fly out 31 of its citizens being hosted in Doha.
"We wish that the Kingdom of Bahrain accepted the offer of the State of Qatar to transfer its citizens to the Kingdom of Bahrain on board the private plane that was equipped to transport them instead of prolonging the wait of the Bahraini brothers," a statement from the Government Communication Office said.
The Bahraini nationals arrived at the Hamad International Airport on a Qatar Airways flight from Iran on March 27. 
Since Bahrain doesn’t allow any Qatari commercial aircraft over its airspace, Qatar offered to fly them out on a private jet at no expense to the passengers or the Bahraini government. However, the Bahrain refused the offer. As Iran is hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health hosted them in isolation in a hotel designated for quarantining people coming from abroad. They were also tested for COVID-19.
"While the State of Qatar affirms its constant readiness to play its humanitarian role in light of this global crisis, it regrets the allegations of the Kingdom of Bahrain, false accusations and the politicization of the humanitarian situation of its citizens,” the GCO statement said.
“This step remains a step in the right direction, as this is what the State of Qatar has requested during its communication with the concerned authorities in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
"In the interest of the safety of the Bahraini brothers, the Ministry of Public Health in the State of Qatar will communicate with its counterpart in the Kingdom of Bahrain, to inform them of the results of the examinations that have been conducted, with our wishes for them to have a health and safety time."

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