Bahrain participated in the high-level meetings of the regional summit organised by the International Labor Organization (ILO) via video conferencing on the crisis of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and its impact on work in Arab countries.

The summit aimed to provide a platform for exchanging experiences and highlighting new practices in different countries of the region to address the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and its social and economic impacts.

Board member of the Bahrain Chamber Sonia Janahi participated in the Regional Summit along with 100 members from around the globe.  The Summit, which was held virtually, themed “Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on Arab countries” witnessed representations from the three parts of production, namely governments, workers, and employers.

Speaking at the summit, Janahi exhibited the experience of the Kingdom of Bahrain in handling the coronavirus pandemic, stressing on the many strides taken to mitigate its impact, key among which the government’s BD4.3 billion stimulus package to support the private sector. She expressed pride in the government’s measures and the support extended to the people and the private sector.

Janahi also highlighted the efforts of the Bahrain Chamber, which included holding studies on the impact of Coronavirus on the national economy, exempting members from membership renewal fees, and contributing to establishing labour accommodation, among other initiatives.