Qatar hosts, treats 31 Bahraini citizens Mar 29, 2020 0 517 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaQatar is hosting 31 Bahraini citizens, who arrived in Doha on a Qatar Airways flight from Iran on March 27, after Bahrain refused Qatar’s offer of flying them on a private charter flight to Bahrain at no expense to the individuals or the government of Bahrain.In a statement on Saturday, the Government Communications Office (GCO) said, “On March 27, 31 Bahraini citizens arrived in Doha on a Qatar Airways flight from Iran. As Bahrain does not allow commercial flights from Qatar, the State of Qatar inquired with officials in Bahrain as to how Qatar could assist in the travelers’ efforts to return home.”“Qatar offered to fly the Bahraini citizens on a private charter flight to Bahrain at no expense to the individuals or the government of Bahrain. The government of Bahrain declined this option. Bahraini officials have said they will send a flight for them at some undefined point in the future.”The GCO said as the health and safety of all individuals in Qatar, and around the world, is paramount at this time, the Ministry of Public Health has administered coronavirus tests for the 31 Bahraini citizens and provided them with accommodation in a quarantine hotel at no cost to them or the government of Bahrain. “Those testing positive will receive free and full healthcare at once. Those testing negative will continue to observe self-isolation for two weeks at a quarantine hotel, at no expense to them,” the GCO said.“It is our hope that by the end of this two week quarantine, that the government of Bahrain will allow their citizens to return home. If not, we will continue to provide them with hospitality and care,” the GCO added. RELATED ARTICLES Al Rufaa Intersection opens to traffic Mar 29, 2020 0 1556 MoPH launches virtual health services Mar 29, 2020 0 1104 Free treatment for all workers Mar 29, 2020 0 4063 2 more recover from COVID-19, 28 more test positive for virus Two more patients, both Qatari citizens, recovered from coronavirus (COVID-19) on Saturday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 45 in the country, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has announced. The last 24 .. CRA steps up measures to provide better connectivity The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA), in cooperation with local telecom service providers -- Ooredoo Qatar and Vodafone Qatar -- and with one of the sector’s key players Microsoft, has taken a set of measures .. Lights go off for Earth Day Lights go off in Qatar for Earth Hour Qatar taking all steps to combat virus: Kuwari QNA Doha Qatar is taking the necessary measures to control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the community, Minister of Public Health HE Dr Hanan Mohammed al Kuwari has said. This came as Qatar, .. QCB launches mobile payment system Governor of Qatar Central Bank (QCB) HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Saoud al Thani has launched the Qatar Mobile Payment System (QMP), which provides a new and safe method for immediate electronic payment. The system, which was ..