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Bahrain Drops Out of Embassy Tour

The Kingdom of Bahrain has closed its U.S. embassy in Van Ness to the public today due to concerns about the swine flu.

In a statement posted on its website, the embassy said it would not be participating in today’s Passport DC event. During the annual event, more than 30 embassies open their doors to the public.

Bahrain, which is believed to be the only foreign government to take such a step, called the cancellation a “precautionary public safety measure.”

The event at the Bahrain embassy was initially billed as an opportunity for Ambassador Houda Nonoo to share Bahrainian food and culture with visitors, according to the Passport DC website.

— Tim Craig

By Michael E. Ruane  |  May 2, 2009; 1:07 PM ET
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They, WHO, and Biden are smart.

Look at the rampant spread to more than 30 States here, because Napalitano refused to quarantine to stop the spread.

Governors and town Mayors should act to secure themselves, when disease outbreaks happen. If this were attack quality disease, all would be lost.

Posted by: dottydo | May 4, 2009 10:53 AM | Report abuse

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