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Sep 17 2020


MSU Soldier unpacking the OZONE Machine. (Photo by PAO Photographer)

PRISTINA - Italian Carabinieri of KFOR Multinational Specialized Unit donated to the Kosovo Police 22 ozone-generating machines to sanitize offices and vehicles from viruses, bacteria and other pathogens.

The equipment was funded by the Italian Ministry of Defence and will facilitate the ongoing efforts by the Institutions in Kosovo against the COVID-19 pandemic. In the past months the Italian Army provided, at the request of Kosovo institutions, a team of nine personnel from the 7th Chemical-Biological-Radiological-Nuclear Defence Regiment ‘Cremona’ that sanitized over 50 public facilities Kosovo-wide in 34 different municipalities.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, NATO allied and partner countries have been supporting the Institution in Kosovo’s response to the pandemic through the donation of personal protection equipment and by providing technical support, with KFOR playing a facilitating role.

The Director General of the Kosovo Police Rashit Qalaj and Colonel Enio Simone, Commander of the MSU-KFOR Regiment attended the delivery ceremony at the Kosovo Police Headquarters in Pristina.

KFOR’s ability to contribute to a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement has not been undermined by COVID-19, and about 3,500 Soldiers from 26 Nations are regularly performing their operations whilst implementing prudent and robust measures to limit the virus’ spread and minimize risks for its members and for the communities they serve, in accordance with the guidelines of the World Health Organization.

Story by KFOR Public Affairs Office

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