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A Bahraini man, wearing a face mask, following the outbreak of COVID-19, shops at a vegetables stand, in Central Market, in Manama, Bahrain, June 13, 2020. Image Credit: REUTERS

Dubai: Bahrain has approved a BD17.43 million ($46.1 million) package of humanitarian projects aimed at supporting needy citizens and those who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Bahrain News Agency reported.

The king’s representative for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs, National Security Adviser and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, approved the projects.

With an estimated budget of BD17.43 million, the projects are part of the “Feena Khair” campaign launched by Shaikh Nasser to support national efforts to fight the pandemic.

Dr. Mustafa Al Sayed indicated that the allocated budget will be used to support needy segments, productive families, and business owners who are not covered by insurance.

The budget will also be dedicated to providing computers to students from needy families, contributing to sanitising towns and villages, providing food baskets, within the “Your Food at Your Home”, studying the establishment of an epidemics treatment centre, supporting distant learning applications and helping indebted people, he said.