The Malta Independent 3 June 2020, Wednesday

Part of Dingli secondary school temporarily turned into CPD station

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 18:35 Last update: about 3 months ago

Part of the St. Nicholas' College Dingli Primary School has been turned into a temporary Civil Protection Department station.

The move is part of a collaboration between different ministries as the country fights the spread of the Coronavirus. This particular case was a collaboration between the Education and Home Affairs ministries.

Speaking during a visit, Education Minister Owen Bonnici said, "after collaboration with the St. Nicholas' College staff we were able to turn part of the Dingli Secondary School building into temporary premises for the Civil Protection Department in light of the unprecedented circumstances. I would like to sincerely like to thank everyone involved and I wish to thank the members of the Civil Protection Department who are doing a brilliant job under the situation that our country is going through."


Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri explained that this is one of several measures being taken by our disciplined forces to be prepared for any eventuality. "People can see the service that's being given. However, many arrangements are currently being made so that day-to-day operations keep running, whilst also adapting to the circumstances. This is all possible thanks to the spirit of teamwork that exisits between different entities. This is one example where the Ministry for Education and Ministry for Home Affairs are working together to make the best possible use of the resources we have," explained Minister Camilleri.

As part of its contingency plan, the Civil Protection Department has opened several temporary stations around Malta and Gozo, including one in Dingli's Secondary School. This is being done so as to ensure that there are fewer people on duty at the same time and also to limit the impact should one of the workers become infected by the Coronavirus.


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