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Police launch awareness campaign against COVID-19

Islamabad

March 28, 2020

Islamabad : Islamabad Police have launched campaign to aware citizens about precautionary measures in fight against coronavirus and initially constituted 25 teams, which would give safety tips to people.

The campaign has been launched following directions of DIG (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed initially in the areas sealed by police and security agencies due to threat of Coronavirus. Police and volunteers are jointly running the campaign while masks and gloves are being distributed by the police.

DIG (Operations)) Waqar Uddin Syed is himself monitoring this campaign and community policing is being resorted for awareness in the sealed areas. The volunteers are also being trained and 25 teams comprising police officials and volunteers have been constituted for awareness against Coronavirus.

Each team consists of three volunteers and a policeman which would be part of the awareness campaign in the area of Ramana police station. These teams were briefed by SP (Saddar) Omar Khan ASP Rana Abdul Wahab on Friday as how to make effective interaction with people.

Meanwhile, ASP Zohaib Ranjha and SHO Mian Khurram are leading the campaign in Industrial area and briefing people as how to combat against coronavirus.

DIG (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed hoped that this fight against Coronavirus would be won through cooperation of people. He said that all SPs, DSPs and other police officials are fully coordinating with teams of district administration in their respective areas.

Every police officials of Islamabad police is performing duty with dedication and considering it as national responsibility, he added.

On the other hand, police arrested 196 persons during last 24 hours over violation of section 144. Pillion riding is completely banned in the city and it is prohibited to open shops excluding medical stores and of edible items.