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A man wearing a surgical mask is pictured in the heart of the Bahraini capital Manama on February 26, 2020. Image Credit: AFP

Cairo: Bahrain’s GDP growth rates down by 1.1 per cent in the first quarter on an annual basis, state news agency (BNA) reported on Monday citing a finance ministry report.

“The report showed that the economic performance witnessed growth at the beginning of the year before being impacted in March by the exceptional circumstances witnessed by Bahrain and the world at large due to the coronavirus pandemic, affecting the overall performance of the economy in the first quarter,” BNA added.