Qatar Charity urges citizens and residents to volunteer

Qatar Charity urges citizens and residents to volunteer

By QLNews

As health authorities in the country continue to implement the highest level of monitoring, detection, and management procedures to combat coronavirus, Qatar Charity urged citizens and residents to volunteer to support civil society and respond quickly during the time of emergency.

Eligible for volunteering:

  • Must be a Qatari citizen or a resident permit holder of Qatar.
  • Must be either 18 years old or above
  • Applicant needs to be medically fit to carry out volunteering activities

Those of you wanting to volunteer and are eligible, click here to register.

Qatar Charity, in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior (MoI), 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 COVID-19 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 Public Health (MoPH) and the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs (MADLSA) in implementing an awareness campaign for workers to urge them to take preventive and precautionary measures against the COVID-19.

The campaign included the distribution of many brochures and the release of video clips other languages including in Urdu, Hindi, Filipino, Sri Lankan, Nepalese, and English, in addition to giving masks and sterilizers to workers.

The awareness campaign included instructions on washing 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.

In addition, Qatar Charity also to avoid contact with individuals who have symptoms of respiratory illness like coughing or sneezing.

For any queries, or concerns related to COVID-19 in Qatar, the public can contact a 24/7 hotline set up by the Ministry. The hotline number is 16000 and is toll-free.

Here's everything you need to know about the virus, including ways to protect yourself. 

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