100,000-plus masks, PPEs to be distributed in city

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MORE than 100,000 masks and other personal protective equipment will be distributed by non-essential public servants in a joint awareness and assessment campaign in the National Capital District.
Secretary for Youth, Religion and Community Development Anna Bais said the distribution programme would start on Monday covering 41 suburbs and villages.
The initiative led by the department in partnership with the Department of Prime Minister and National Executive Council and Department of Personnel Management is part of the implementation phase of the Covid-19 awareness and assessment plan.
Bais said the PPEs included cloth masks sewn by mothers and youths in the city.
“Most mothers engaged in sewing masks are participants of the informal sector who are badly affected by the Covid-19 restrictions in NCD,” she said.
“Today we have over 100, 000 masks sewn by mothers and youths in the informal sector space. Many mothers conveyed their heartfelt appreciation to the Government for recognising their skills and services by including them as active participants in the fight against the Covid 19.”
Bais said the masks costing K5 each would earn K500,000 for more than 500 families.
She said the team would also distribute information brochures on the Covid-19, carry out awareness and impact assessment.
They will be grouped into three electorates headed by three secretaries: Department of Personnel Management Taies Sansan, Bais and acting chief secretary Isaac Lupari.

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