NATO hands over equipment to police

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: The NATO-led Resolute Support Mission handed over equipment to Kabul Police in a bid to help with the security and stop spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the capital.

“Our support for #ANDSF during the #COVID19 outbreak continues. Kabul police received 18,000 surgical masks, 18,000 gloves, 18,000 disinfectants and sanitizers, protective equip. kits & infrared thermometers to assist their efforts to provide security and #stopthespread of #coronavirus in #Afghanistan’s largest city,” the Resolute Support mission said in a Twitter post.

It also added “These supplies are being distributed to the 16,000 #Kabul #police officers providing protection for the city’s residents. #NATO Resolute Support stands behind our #Afghan partners.”

The Ministry of Public Health on Saturday announced that 133 people have contracted the coronavirus disease in the past 24 hours, raising the total number of the infected people to 1,463.

According to Public Health Ministry officials, the disease has so far killed at least 47 people across the country. (Khaama Press)