The commissioner of the Bureau for Emergency Management and Disaster Administration (Nmead), Nino Correa, reported that yesterday was the last time that citizens received the alert on their cell phones that informs the curfew and remembers the use of the mask.
“In mid-July, the sending of this alert was implemented again as a mechanism to guide citizens. After talking with Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced, we understand that it is prudent to stop the sending of the alarm,” the official emphasized.
“However, it is important that the public understand that the emergency has not ended and Covid-19 continues to be a threat that we must take seriously and responsibly. I call to continue observing measures of physical distancing, the use of masks and comply with the provisions of the Executive Order signed to prevent contagion, “he added.
Correa explained that the alert message was sent using the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).
This system offers public safety officials an effective way to send alerts and warnings to the public through Emergency Alert System (EAS), Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). ), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio, and other public warning systems from a single interface.
“I urge citizens to keep the option of receiving emergency alert messages activated on their cell phones. This will help them to be notified about natural or man-made situations that may endanger their safety. This type of messages is used in case of floods, hurricanes and tsunamis among others “, concluded the Commissioner of Nmead.