“With collective awareness and social responsibility, we overcome all crises.” Under this title, Makhzoumi Foundation launched an awareness-raising humanitarian initiative on the Corona virus COVID19, which included some areas in the capital Beirut on Thursday, March 19, 2020.
In this context, Makhzoumi Foundation’s volunteers deployed to conduct an awareness campaign about the Corona virus and ways to prevent it and limit its spread, starting from the main building of the Foundation in Barbour-Zreik area. Specialized volunteers sterilized the shops and entrances of the, with appropriate medicines and sterilizers. Awareness leaflets have also been distributed to all entrances to residential buildings and stores, explaining ways to prevent the virus to limit the virus’s spread and preserve the health of the population. The volunteers also installed hand sanitizers at the entrances of the residential buildings to make them accessible to the residents, and to remind them of the need to continuously sterilize the hands, as this has a major impact in limiting the spread of the Corona COVID19 virus.
In parallel, and with the intensification of the usual sterilization processes at Makhzoumi Foundation, the foundation takes the utmost caution while continuing to receive the beneficiaries. Where the arrivals are educated at the entrance about the virus, and tested for the infection symptoms, such as fever test and others in addition to sterilizing hands in the correct way. The Foundation also limits mixing by reducing the number of appointments at one time to a minimum, and distributing them in a way that ensures the building is not crowded, in addition to distributing protective masks upon entering the building.
Makhzoumi Foundation stresses the need for everyone to stand up for their responsibilities and raise awareness to face this emerging crisis, especially that strict prevention measures and spreading awareness about this virus are by far the most appropriate way to confront it and limit its spread in the absence of a drug or anti-virus vaccine. Be responsible to overcome this difficult stage.