Flag march in twin cities stresses message of lockdown, social distancing
ISLAMABAD / RAWALPINDI:
The flag march within the federal capital began from the Jinnah Sports activities Complicated. It culminated on the identical spot after passing by completely different areas of the town.
In Rawalpindi, police performed a flag march across the metropolis centre, together with the busy Murree Highway. Rawalpindi Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anwarul Haq, Metropolis Police Officer (CPO) Ahsan Younis and several other police officers attended the march.
Bulletins constituted of the motorcades requested the individuals to name Rescue 1122 or a helpline arrange by the district administration in emergencies.
The message circulated was performed out over loudspeakers connected to vans which patrolled completely different localities.
It careworn that there’s a restriction on leaving houses unnecessarily.
The district administration officers defined that the lockdown has been imposed of their curiosity and that it was the one method to include such a extremely contagious virus.
Ought to they should enterprise outdoors of their houses, residents have been urged to comply with the social distancing recommendation.
The residents of the dual cities have been warned that the regulation will come into motion in the event that they violated the orders.
District administration officers, nevertheless, assured that outlets of important companies together with grocery, fruits, dairy, and medical shops will stay open through the lockdown.
Islamabad Police Operations DIG Waqaruddin Syed stated that they hoped to create consciousness amongst the general public concerning the pandemic by the flag march. He added that state establishments have been deployed to guard the individuals.
Preventive measures for cops
The federal police drive can be mapping out methods to make sure the security of its personnel towards the contagion.
In mild of this, all officers of the Islamabad Police can be solely be allowed entry to their workplaces after present process screening.
Inspector Basic Islamabad Police (IGP) Aamir Zulfiqar Khan chaired a gathering on Tuesday with senior officers of the drive to evaluation the COVID-19 preventive measures taken in addition to the partial lockdown within the federal capital.
IGP Aamir directed senior police officers to make sure the availability of water, sanitisers, tissue papers and soaps of their respective workplaces and in any respect police stations below their supervision.
All personnel have been instructed to carry out their duties whereas sporting face masks and gloves.
IGP Aamir additional instructed that every one patrolling mobiles should carry sanitisers and different private protecting gear (PPE) always.
It was additional determined that the federal police will set up a management room to assist and information residents to lodge complaints.
He ordered all zonal SPs to go to and meet with locals residing within the slums and ghettos of the federal capital together with the members of civil society to sensitise them in regards to the seriousness and risks of COVID-19.
Sanitation staff get masks, gloves
Following the instructions from Islamabad Metropolitan Company (IMC) Mayor Sheikh Ansar Aziz, sanitation staff within the federal capital have been supplied with face masks and gloves.
Some 750 pairs of gloves have been distributed among the many staff as a security measure towards COVID-19.
Sanitation Division Deputy Director (DD) Mohsin Shirazi stated that other than distributing PPE amongst IMC’s sanitation staff, the non-public contractors have additionally been directed to PPE to some 1,200 sanitation staff on their payroll.