Covid-19 Update - Interior Ministry clamps down on violations

by BTM

Sun, 28 March 2021

Covid-19 Update - Interior Ministry clamps down on violations

The Interior Ministry's various directorates continue with law enforcement campaigns to stop violations of precautionary measures against Covid-19.

The Police Directorates in Governorates and other concerned departments have taken the necessary steps against coronavirus spread.

A total of 8,685 procedures were taken to ensure social distancing; meanwhile, 63,842 violations of not wearing masks in public places were registered and 7,472 awareness campaigns were conducted until March 25.

In the same period, the General Directorate of Civil Defence carried 224,494 disinfection operations of government buildings and roads, while conducting training for 1,173 individuals in the private sector and 1,051 in the public sector.

The number of volunteers in March reached 6,061, in which they were involved in 1,547 disinfection operations. A total of 1,230 volunteers were trained to disinfect mosques, while 107 disinfection operations were carried out in cooperation with cleaning companies.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the National Ambulance Centre has dealt with 7,474 virus-related cases through a specialised team, and the Transportation Directorate have transferred 83,197 cases.

The latest figures released today show that there are 7,850 current active cases, of which 54 are critical and 128 are receiving treatment. There have been 513 deaths.

The vaccination drive continues to be a success, with 478.094 people having had their first dose and 245,907 having had their second.

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