Bahraini PM Khalifa bin Salman Dies in US
2020-11-11 - 6:31 p
Bahrain Mirror: The Royal Court announced on Wednesday (November 11, 2020) death of Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
"By order of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Royal Court mourns Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister, who passed away this morning at Mayo Clinic in the United States of America," Bahrain News Agency reported.
The burial ceremony will take place after the repatriation of the body, and the funeral will be limited to a number of relatives.
The King ordered the announcement of an official mourning for a week during which flags will be flown at half-mast.
Government ministries and departments will be closed for three days starting Thursday.
The late Prime Minister is 84 years old. He had held the post since 1971.