Lebanese Are Offering Free Airbnbs to Health Workers


A group of Lebanese activists has initiated a project called Baytna Baytak that aims to offer some relief to medical workers and Lebanese Red Cross members during the coronavirus (COVID-19) spread.

This initiative is sheltering medical workers and LRC who need a break from their heroic work in their fight against the highly infectious virus. Baytna Baytak (Our home is your home) initiative is providing Airbnbs across Lebanon for medical workers under quarantine.

Since it was launched three days ago, Baytna Baytak was able to provide so far 102 beds and 67 apartments all over Lebanon. 12 apartments were provided in Jbeil, 33 were provided in Beirut, 11 in Metn, 3 in Keserwan, and 18 in the South.

“Dear Red Cross members and medical team heroes, we stand by you,” the campaign’s first Instagram post read, urging more apartment owners and medical workers to answer the call.

“Whoever has an empty apartment or Airbnb and would like to help the medical team, please fill the form […]. For every doctor, nurse, or Red Cross member, who needs a temporary apartment please fill the form. Protecting you and protecting your families is our duty. #We_Stand_By_You”

Not only were they able to provide safe homes for quarantine, but they also paid a close eye for hygiene standards. The group of 6 activists made sure that the Airbnbs got sanitized and met up with the required hygiene expectations.

“The health and safety of our entire community are in the hands of our medical staff, so making sure to keeping them safe is our priority,” the group wrote in a post showing videos of one of the apartments being sanitized.

The astounding Baytna Baytak initiative has been created, according to the founders, to help Lebanese medical teams find free accommodations during the pandemic period.

Doctors around Lebanon have accepted Baytna Baytak‘s generous offer and have been checking into the provided apartments.

Its Instagram page is posting the doctors’ photos and thanking them for their extraordinary work during the hard time Lebanon is passing through.

Likewise, the posts of doctors are being bombarded with comments of love and gratitude by the Lebanese people, thanking them for their tireless efforts in their fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Lebanon has confirmed on Thursday, March 26th, that the number of coronavirus cases has reached 368.

Since the medical sector cannot stop during crises, medical and health workers have been relentless on the frontlines of this fight, and away from their families and the comfort of their homes.

Free Airbnbs can more or less be a haven for these medical workers who need some rest but are afraid of returning home and putting their families at risk.

Baytna Baytak has given them a space to rest, sleep, and remain sane during these times of insanity.

We have a dedicated coronavirus section where you can find the latest news/updates about the pandemic in Lebanon, inform yourself with WHO-verified resources, and track the number of cases in Lebanon in real-time. Click here.

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