Mexican city distributes masks for volcano ash

Posted on May 7, 2012


Mexico City, May 7 (IANS/EFE) Mexico City has started distributing 483,000 masks to

Volcano Popocatepetl, from Mexico City. Españo...

residents who might need protection from the ash being spewed by the Popocatepetl volcano.


The Federal District’s Public Safety Secretariat activated its strategic plan Saturday, distributing the masks and starting a series of “talks on the preventive measures that should be taken” by the 8 million people living in the capital’s boroughs.


A total of 222 teams from the secretariat went to the boroughs of Iztapalapa, Milpa Alta, Tlahuac, Xochimilco, Tlalpan, Venustiano Carranza and Iztacalco, all located on the east side of Mexico City.


The teams were deployed “to distribute the masks and create a culture of prevention and health protection via information talks”, the secretariat said.

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