Operational Easter Week begins in the DR with more than 48,000 people.

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Santo Domingo, Apr 6.- The Emergency Operations Center (COE) launched this Thursday the Easter operation in which 48,578 troops will participate to prevent traffic accidents, cases of suffocation by immersion, and poisoning by alcohol or food.

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The COE will establish road safety and prevention devices on the road sections of the main roads, highways, beaches, and permitted spas that will operate from 2:00 p.m. this Thursday until next Sunday.

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Specifically, 3,272 aid stations, 16 road protection and assistance devices, six mobile hospitals, 252 immediate response units, and 570 ambulances have been set up.

In addition, 19 boats, three helicopters, and 43 OMSA buses participated in the preventive actions, and 49 crane positions, 24 mobile workshops, and nine regional command centers have also been set up by the COE.

The director of the entity, Juan Manuel Méndez García, urged the population to listen and put into practice the recommendations of the civil protection organizations, reiterating that “Holy Week is a time for reflection and family union” and urged to avoid situations that put the lives or safety of families at risk.

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