Abu Salim Municipality has launched a campaign to help stem the tide of rising Covid-19 cases in the country.

The campaign kicked off on Tuesday morning under the slogan "Be knowledgeable" with the direct follow-up of the municipality's mayor, a statement by the Abu Salim Municipal Council said on Facebook.

The program of the campaign is being rolled out by the health and infection control operating room, the monitoring and response team of the municipality, and in cooperation with the National Center for Disease Control, the Youth Campaign Against Coronavirus, and the Scout and Guide Movement.

The municipality aims to raise awareness among citizens before the onset of winter and encourage people to adhere to the precautionary measures issued by the concerned authorities.

The activities included the distribution of posters, as well as sterilizing public places, while some were lucky enough to get a (swab test) to check if they were infected with Covid-19.

The Health Minister, Khalifa Al-Bakoush, said at a press briefing on Tuesday that the epidemiological situation in the country is daunting, blaming the social gatherings for the increase of Covid-19 cases during the last two weeks.