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SDRPY Launches Sterilization Campaign in Yemen's Hadhramaut

SDRPY Launches Sterilization Campaign in Yemen's Hadhramaut

Wednesday, 25 March, 2020 - 06:45
Participants in the sterilization campaign in Hadhramaut launched by the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen. SPA
Mukalla - Asharq Al-Awsat

The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) launched Tuesday a prevention and sterilization campaign in Hadhramaut Governorate, Yemen, to contain the outbreak of the new coronavirus.

The campaign was launched in Mukalla at the presence of governor of Hadramout, Major General Faraj Salmin al-Bahsani. The Health Ministry office in Hadramout in coordination with the Cleaning and Improvement Fund carried out the campaign.

It targeted population gatherings, markets, public places, shopping malls and crowded streets in all Hadhramaut districts. Dilute chlorine was used to sterilize in a way that doesn’t affect human and food.

During the inauguration, Bahsani said that Hadramout and its residents are precious and protecting them from COVID-19 is a duty.

This campaign falls under preventative procedures carried out by local authorities to protect citizens from Coronavirus.

SDRPY’s support is an extension to the Saudi support to Yemen in various governorates under the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.

It is part of a bunch of procedures to be implemented upon an extensive meeting for the Emergency Committee in Hadramout – procedures include shutting down Khat markets and banning gatherings in public places as well as organizing restaurants’ activity.

For his part, Director General of the Health Office of Hadhramaut Dr. Riyadh al-Jariri thanked Saudi Arabia for its urgent support provided by the program.

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