Bahrain’s Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa has passed away, the royal palace announced on Twitter.
As per the details, the Premier was being treated at a Mayo Clinic hospital in the United States. The nature of treatment and the cause of the demise has not been revealed yet.
According to sources, the burial ceremony will be held in Bahrain once the body is taken to the country. A limited number of relatives will attend the ceremony to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Bahrain news agency stated that the country’s king has ordered a week-long period of mourning. All government activities have also been suspended for three days starting from Thursday.
By order of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Royal Court mourns His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister.