“Prudence, prudence and more prudence”, main theme of the Easter 2023 operation
The Emergency Operations Center (COE) issued a public call for excessive prudence and released the details of the “Awareness for Life, Easter 2023” operation on Monday. According to Juan Manuel Méndez, the director of the COE, the prevention and security device that works together with other government institutions will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, and will end at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 9.
“We will deploy more than 48,578 people for the development of the ‘Awareness for Life, Easter 2023’ operation,” said Méndez. Together with the heads of the Ministry of Defense, Public Health, the National Police, the General Directorate of Transit and Land Transportation, and other entities, the COE detailed that 3,247 aid stations and 570 ambulances will be established throughout the country.
In addition, the National Institute of Transit and Land Transportation (Intrant) has prohibited the circulation of cargo vehicles from 6:00 a.m. on Thursday until 5:00 a.m. on Monday. During the holiday week, there will be 252 Immediate Response Units (URI), 49 Crane positions, 16 Road protection and assistance devices, and 19 boats with 24 Car-Workshop positions. Furthermore, there are 3 helicopters, 10 Pre-hospital Care centers, 2 Mobile Hospitals, 43 OMSA buses, 21 Centers for the location and care of Lost Children, and 9 Regional Command Centers.
“I want to reiterate that Holy Week is a time for reflection and family union. I urge the population to do their part to avoid situations that put their lives or the safety of their family at risk,” concluded the director of the COE.