Coronavirus: Bahrain Embassy sends care packages to citizens studying in US, UK

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Bahraini citizens studying in the United States and the United Kingdom received care packages filled with essential goods and food from their embassies, as local supermarkets and pharmacies experience shortages due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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A student who lives in Washington, DC shared pictures of the box filled with items such as olive oil, uncooked pasta and noodles, canned food, and teabags.

“Dear citizen, it is imperative to take additional precautionary measures during this temporary period, for the safety and protection of everyone. In case local markets witness food shortages, this package consists of some essential food items that have a long shelf life that should be kept in case of emergencies,” a letter on the package said.

The package also included masks, gloves, and medicine, the student added.

The Bahraini Embassy in DC has delivered Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and packages to 90 Bahraini citizens as part of its continuing efforts to assist nationals living in the state.

Another Bahraini citizen living in London also shared a picture of a package sent by the embassy in the UK that contained masks, sanitizers, gloves and paracetamols.

The coronavirus has left hundreds of citizens stranded in countries around the world. A total of 86 percent of Bahraini nationals living in DC have been repatriated back to their country so far, the Bahraini Embassy in DC said.

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