Coronavirus: Qatar Charity takes precautionary measures within and outside Qatar
Qatar Charity continues to implement its urgent plans to contribute to the efforts exerted by the State of Qatar and concerned international bodies to curb the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-2019), taking several additional precautionary and preventive measures at its headquarters and branches within the country and at its field offices around the world.
Qatar Charity has educated employees and workers on practicing personal hygiene and following instructions issued by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), and facilitated online donation by credit and debit cards through the website and app (www.qch.qa/app).
Receiving in-kind donations such as clothes, toys, and furniture for the Tayf project has been suspended, and all activities and events held by the various Qatar Charity Centers for Community Development have been cancelled.
Qatar Charity has also translated awareness leaflets in seven Asian languages and distributed them to workers, especially drivers and domestic workers.
Qatar Charity has previously called on citizens and residents for volunteering to support civil society, respond quickly to any emergency at any time and benefit from volunteers’ capabilities for community service.
With regard to its field offices around the world, Qatar Charity has developed a contingency plan in support of the local and global health efforts to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Qatar Charity also urged staff working at its field offices to follow the contingency plan and the security measures taken by the local authorities and implement preventive measures to limit the outbreak of COVID-19
Qatar Charity, through its office in Pakistan, launched an awareness campaign to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), targeting all beneficiaries of its projects, programs, and activities implemented in the country, especially orphans. Besides, the office has prepared a contingency plan for its staff.
The launch of the campaign came to urge the targeted people to take preventive and precautionary measures against Covid-19 to protect themselves and others.
The office has also prepared awareness brochures and posters in local languages to be displayed at all field offices and project sites, in addition to conducting awareness sessions for its staff on a regular basis.
It has also developed information, education and communication (IEC) materials to make society, especially orphans, aware of taking preventive and precautionary measures, by following the comprehensive guidelines issued by the National Institute of Health (NIH) of Pakistan.
In Bangladesh, Qatar Charity’s office has taken many precautionary measures for its employees and supporters at the field level, urging them to take preventive measures against coronavirus. The office also advised to take all adequate measures to maintain the safety of the orphans within the framework of their comprehensive care. The employees use masks inside and outside the office, and are urged to wash their hands with soap and water, and cover their nose and mouth with a clean tissue when coughing and sneezing, in addition to taking other preventive measures.