A total of 315 regular police officers and 165 auxiliary police personnel died in the line of duty in 2020, China’s Ministry of Public Security said on Monday.
Another 4,941 regular police officers and 3,886 auxiliary personnel were injured while performing their duties.
The ministry noted that over the past year, the police force made great contributions to the country’s economic development, social stability, and, in particular, the fight against the Coronavirus.
Statistics show that 3,773 regular police officers died in public service over the past decade, and 50,000 others were injured. (Xinhua/NAN)
Meanwhile, Afghanistan on Monday launched a nationwide campaign to give polio vaccination to 9.9 million children under the age of five, the Public Health Ministry announced.
Around 65,000 health workers were assigned to implement the campaign during a period of five days, a public relations officer for the anti-polio campaign, Mir Jan Rasikh told dpa.
In 2020, 3.4 million children were deprived of the jab across the war-torn country and as a result, at least 56 children were detected with the crippling disease in the country.
The Taliban militants do not allow access to health care workers in areas under their control to carry out door-to-door campaigns.
The militants claim that in the past the campaign had been used to gather intelligence in some provinces.