Lekhwiya patrols help curb Covid-19 spread in Qatar
April 25 2020 11:56 PM
Lekhwiya has been conducting patrols around the country. (Screen grabs from MoI video)
Lekhwiya has been conducting patrols around the country. (Screen grabs from MoI video)

The Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya) is taking part in the ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 by implementing a slew of measures across the country.

The efforts of Lekhwiya have been highlighted by a video tweeted by the Ministry of Interior (MoI).

Among the steps taken by Lekhwiya are patrols conducted in various parts of the country, the video shows.

The patrols are carried out in co-operation with Al-Fazaa and the General Directorate of Traffic.

During these patrols, Lekhwiya personnel raise awareness among motorists about the importance of Covid-19 preventive measures.

They educate people on how to properly use masks and gloves to stay safe and prevent infections.

In the Industrial Area, Lekhwiya has been involved in the disinfection and sterilisation work carried out there.

It has also played a key role in keeping part of the area closed as part of the preventive and precautionary steps taken by the State.

Lekhwiya has so far disinfected some 2,000 vehicles coming from the Industrial Area while around 4,000 people have also been sanitised.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has mobilised all its capabilities in the fight against Covid-19 and to protect society from the virus by adopting a slew of measures.

MoI departments are working to ensure that people follow the safety guidelines and participating in community awareness campaigns.

In general, the number of patrols has been increased across the country in order to ensure public safety.

Al-Fazaa is also securing the closed part of the Industrial Area and conducting patrols all over the country to monitor compliance with the instructions issued by the competent authorities.

The patrols ensure that there is no gathering in public places and people follow social distancing guidelines.

Besides, Al-Fazaa ensures that shops are closed as per government directives.

Al-Fazaa has set up checkpoints throughout the country with the aim of providing more protection to the community against the risk of the virus and to avoid infection.

The Traffic Patrol and Investigation Department at the General Directorate of Traffic has provided round-the-clock support to all relevant departments of the MoI such as Al Fazaa, the Capital Security Department and security departments in external areas.

Efforts to secure street and road traffic, and provide advice and guidance to drivers have been consolidated through the specific follow-up and inspection points.

These are done with the purpose of educating road users to stay at home to ensure public safety and support Qatar’s efforts in confronting the pandemic.

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