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Posted by: Ecaterina Arvintii

News / Regional

16 Sep. 2020 / 19:38

The United States has donated non-contact thermometers for kindergartens in Gagauzia

More than 300 non-contact thermometers were donated to kindergartens in Gagauzia by US Ambassador Derek Hogan. The lot was awarded as part of the program to support local authorities and citizens in the region in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, the US provided a batch of medical equipment that was distributed to hospitals where patients infected with the pandemic virus are treated, reports Moldova 1.

The use of contactless thermometers is a mandatory condition imposed by the Commission For Exceptional Situations in the region, for the reopening of preschool institutions.

"These thermometers will be needed not only during the pandemic, but also after, because children's health must always be monitored. Thank you for all the help you provide. I hope that we will continue to have a good collaboration with all the leaders of the preschool institutions in order to solve all the problems," declared the mayor of Comrat, Serghei Anastasov.

The mayor of Gagauz autonomy, Irina Vlah, welcomed the gesture of the US Embassy, mentioning that the donated lot is a substantial help for the kindergartens in the region.

"Thank you very much for coming personally to hand over this very important gift to every kindergarten in Gagauz autonomy. I remember our discussion, when you came to us in the region and we talked about our problems, that we want to reopen the kindergartens, but for this we must respect certain rules established by the Ministry of Health," said the mayor of Gagauz autonomy, Irina Vlah.

Ambassador Derek Hogan said the donation was made on behalf of the US government and people.

"I am very happy to offer you these contactless thermometers on behalf of the American people, because we know that Gagauzia, like all of Moldova, like the United States, is fighting this pandemic, and we must make joint efforts to continue the educational process safely," said US Ambassador to Moldova Derek Hogan.

In the Gagauz autonomy, there are 54 preschool institutions and three gymnasiums-kindergartens.

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