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Posted On: 16 March 2020 04:24 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 09:11 am

Qatar Charity asks citizens and residents to volunteer for community service

Binu Cherian
Binu Cherian
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Qatar Charity 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.

The appeal comes as part of the efforts made by the State of Qatar to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The volunteer must be a Qatari citizen or a resident of Qatar, and be at least 18 years old, and the applicant must be medically fit to carry out volunteering activities.

Qatar Charity urged people to volunteer to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), calling on them to register for volunteering through the link

Qatar Charity, in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, will distribute protective items to individuals at the Doha Corniche and in other areas of the country, with the aim of contributing to preventing the spread of coronavirus in line with the country's plan to engage all institutions and organizations to control the virus and minimize the infections.

Qatar Charity is also cooperating with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs in implementing an awareness campaign for workers to urge them to take preventive and precautionary measures against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The campaign included the distribution of many brochures and the release of video clips in Urdu, Hindi, Filipino, Sri Lankan and Nepalese, and English languages, in addition to giving masks and sterilizers to workers to protect them from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The awareness campaign included instructions on washing your hands with soap and water, covering the nose and mouth with a clean tissue when coughing and sneezing and throwing the used tissue in the trash immediately, and avoiding touching nose, eyes and mouth.

The instructions also included avoiding contact with persons who have symptoms of respiratory illness like coughing or sneezing, and avoiding non-essential travel, especially to countries where the virus is spreading.

Source: Press release