Qatar Charity takes precautions on coronavirus in Qatar, abroad

Qatar Charity headquarters and branches throughout the country and its field offices worldwide continue to execute its urgent plans to contribute to the efforts of the State of Qatar and the international bodies concerned to curb the Covid-2019 outbreak by taking several additional precautionary and preventive steps.Qatar Charity has trained employees and workers in the practice of personal hygiene, following instructions issued by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and facilitated online credit and debit card donations through the website and the app (www.qch.qa/app).The collection of in-kind donations for the Tayf initiative, such as clothing, toys and furniture, has been suspended and all activities and events organized by the various Qatar Charity Centers for Community Development were cancelled.Furthermore, Qatar Charity translated awareness leaflets into seven Asian languages and distributed them to workers, especially drivers and domestic workers.Qatar Charity has previously called on citizens and residents to volunteer to support civil society, to respond quickly to any kind of emergency at any time, and to benefit from the capabilities of volunteers 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 campaigns to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).Through its office in Pakistan, Qatar Charity launched an awareness campaign to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), targeting all the beneficiaries of its projects, programs, and activities carried out in the country, especially orphans. In addition, the office has implemented a contingency plan for its employees.The launch of the campaign came to encourage the targeted people to take preventive and precautionary measures to protect themselves and others against Covid-19.  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.