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Apr 7 2020

KFOR donates personal protective equipment amid COVID-19 response

PRISTINA- KFOR delivered today personal protective equipment against COVID19 to the Municipalities of North and South Mitrovica.

The US-led KFOR Regional-Command East commander Colonel Eric Riley, accompanied by his medical personnel, delivered 4000 non-sterile gloves, 200 sterile gloves, 20 boxes of N95 face masks, 350 patient face masks, 100 patient gowns, 54 bottles of hand sanitizer, and other sanitizing supplies to North Mitrovica Mayor Goran Rakic and South Mitrovica Mayor Agim Bahtiri amid their communities’ response to COVID-19.

KFOR Regional-Command East’s infection control officer, Maj. Denise Simon, said the donated PPE is essential to medical workers effectively responding to COVID-19 cases.

KFOR has implemented prudent measures based on the recommendation of the World Health Organization in order to mitigate the risks related to COVID-19 for its personnel and for the communities of Kosovo.

“KFOR Regional-Command East’s stands with our NATO partners and all of those affected by the crisis,” said Col. Riley. “We are taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while continuing our mission to provide a safe and secure environment for the people of Kosovo, in accordance with KFOR’s mandate as per UNSCR 1244.”

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