City councils across the country received a major boost in their day-to-day 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 disinfectants and 9 workplace cleaning kits while the Chinese Embassy donated 7,800 masks and 10 heat guns.
Local Government Minister Premila Kumar said market boards and vendors need to be well equipped to be able to protect themselves and taxpayers.
I thank the New Zealand High Commission and the Chinese Embassy for donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to city councils across the country.
10,800 masks, 1,224 bottles of disinfectants, 9 workplace cleaning kits and 10 heat guns were donated. pic.twitter.com/8npuwweXHv
– Premila Kumar (@PremilaKumarMP) June 25, 2021
Kumar says people should remember the current situation we find ourselves in and institute behavior change that means all city councils, whether in containment or non-containment areas, must apply protocols and practices. COVID security.
She adds that it is absolutely necessary to have the right tools like PPE and hand sanitizers.
The minister said the market vendors who are our pioneers in food security must be champions and set a good example by getting vaccinated.