According to NNA, the municipal council of Al-Hadath, Sibniyeh – Haret El-Botm issued a decision to give the Lebanese Red Cross Society a financial contribution of 250 million Lebanese Pounds (about 165,125.- USD at the official exchange rate).
The municipality explained that the decision is based on the Municipalities Law No. 77/118 and its amendments, and on the requirements of public safety, and on the importance of participating in the measures taken to reduce the risk of the spread of this emerging virus.
The Municipality of Hadath’s donation of 250 million LBP will now enable the Lebanese Red Cross to answer the call of 194 potential coronavirus missions, keeping its liquidity sustain for a little while longer.
The Lebanese State has declared a health emergency until 29 April to contain the spread of the highly infectious virus, which puts the nation under lockdown.
People residing in Lebanon are hoping that the number of infected or suspected cases drop drastically, easing up the physical and mental pressure LRC is facing as well as the health workers fighting inside and outside the hospitals.
Many of the Lebanese people have also donated to the Lebanese Red Cross, encouraging other societies to do the same to help keep its heroic missions going.
The fight is still ongoing and more support will be needed.
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