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Interior Ministry urges compliance to curb surge in COVID-19 infections

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The Interior Ministry has today urged commitment to precautionary measures against COVID-19 to curb the current surge in active cases.

It stressed the importance for individuals to promote national efforts by staying at home, wearing masks and abiding by the mandatory social distance.

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.

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A total of 8786 procedures were taken to ensure social distancing; meanwhile, 66714 violations of not wearing masks in public places were registered, and 7816 awareness campaigns were conducted until April 1.

In the same period, the General Directorate of Civil Defence carried out 231012  disinfection operations of government buildings and roads and conducted training for 1180 individuals in the private sector and 1051 in the public sector.

The number of volunteers in March reached 6062, in which they were involved in 1597 disinfection operations. A total of 1230 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 8158 virus-related cases through a specialised team, and the Transportation Directorate have transferred 84901 cases.

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