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Kabul police get coronavirus protective gear

21 Mar 2020 - 12:14
21 Mar 2020 - 12:14

KABUL Institutions Union (CSIU) on Saturday distributed masks, gloves and informative broachers to police officials inb the 15th security district of capital Kabul to combat coronavirus spread.

CSIU last week distributed similar things to officers of the 11th police district of Kabul and sprayed the district police station with disinfectants. The union plans to provide the service to all police districts of Kabul.

According to reports, 24 people have been diagnosed positive for coronavirus and 12 people with suspected cases of the virus are under medical scrutiny. Most or 15 of these cases are registered in Herat province.

Officers of 15th police district of Kabul today received masks, gloves and information broachers and the headquarters disinfected for prevention of possible spread of coronavirus.

Yama Arian, head of CSIU, while distributing the tools, said that a number of civil society institutes jointly with Ariana Shafa Private Hospital had started distribution of masks, gloves and public awareness to Kabul police districts’ officers.

“We started this campaign last week from the 11th police district and we have the plan to provide these materials to all police districts of Kabul and disinfect their headquarters,” he said.

He said they started the campaign from police districts because police interacted with many people and they needed more care.

Abdul Wahid Nabard, chief of 15th police district, appreciated the union’s efforts and asked other civil society institutes and traders to pay attention to all people including police in protecting themselves from coronavirus infections.

He said the Ministry of Interior had taken serious measures to control the virus spread but police were at high risk due to their close interactions with people.

Mds/ma

 

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