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Bahraini Prime Minister Prince Khalifa has died: Royal palace

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Bahrain’s Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa has died at the age of 84, the royal palace announced on Wednesday on Twitter.

The prime minister had been receiving treatment at a Mayo Clinic hospital in the United States, the Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported without specifying what he was being treated for.

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The burial ceremony will take place in Bahrain once his body arrives in the country and will be limited to a specific number of relatives to prevent the coronavirus from spreading, according to BNA.

Bahrain’s King ordered a week-long period of mourning and the suspension of all governmental work for three days starting from Thursday, the BNA said.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 11 November 2020 KSA 11:21 – GMT 08:21