Municipal Councils around the country received a major boost in their daily operations after the New Zealand High Commission and Embassy of the People’s Republic of China donated Personal Protective Equipment to all Councils.
The New Zealand High Commission provided 3,000 masks, 1,224 bottles of sanitisers and 9 workplace cleaning kits while the Chinese Embassy donated 7,800 masks and 10 Thermo guns.
Minister for Local Government Premila Kumar says the Councils and market vendors need to be well equipped so they can protect themselves and ratepayers.
I am grateful to the NZ High Commission and Embassy of China for their donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Municipal Councils around the country.— Premila Kumar (@PremilaKumarMP) June 25, 2021
10,800 masks, 1,224 bottles of sanitizers, 9 workplace cleaning kits and 10 thermo guns were donated. pic.twitter.com/8npuwweXHv
Kumar says people should remind themselves of the current situation we are in and institute a behavioural change which means all the municipal councils, whether in containment or non-containment areas, need to enforce COVID safe protocols and practices.
She adds having the right tools like PPEs and hand sanitisers is absolutely necessary.
The Minister says market vendors who are our frontliners in food security need to be champions and set good examples by getting vaccinated.
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