The COVID-19 outbreak is first and foremost human tragedy, affecting the growth of many countries. The global pandemic has halted domestic and international trade of almost all countries. Brazil, like other countries in Latin America, has been adversely affected by the global health crisis.
BRF announces donations to toledo
- BRF, one of the largest food companies in the world, has donated personal protective equipment for hospital applications to Toledo, to help fight the Coronavirus in the city.
- The company supplied 200 kits of disposable clothing, including gowns and pants, 100 gowns and 300 caps to the local government, which sent the materials to the medical teams of the citys Mini Hospital.
- BRF, one of the largest food companies in the world, announces donation for food, medical supplies and support to research and social development funds, to contribute to the efforts made to fight the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The donations are earmarked for hospitals, Santa Casa clinics, social assistance organizations and health professionals in the states and cities where it has operations.
- In Brazil, the initiative initially covers about 60 hospitals in 50 cities, in 9 states.
- For the hospitals alone, including field hospitals, donations are expected to benefit more than 15,000 people/day, with nearly 2.5 million meals served for the next three months.
- As a global company, BRF will extend this initiative to countries where it owns production plants, such as Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
- For suppliers, the company has shared its health and safety contingency plans, as well as communication and guidance initiatives related to preventive measures against COVID-19. Besides, it has worked in collaboration with suppliers to make sure they follow all safety measures to prevent COVID-19 infection.
- In logistics, BRF has adopted new safety procedures and has advised drivers to use alcohol-based hand sanitizer, avoid hanging around the communal areas of the units to reduce the risk of infection, and is offering ready meals and medical support to help truck companies to handle suspicious cases.
The Government of Brazil has taken steps to alleviate the destructive effects of COVID-19.
- Most regional governments have implemented mitigation measures, including school closures, restrictions to public gatherings and to non-essential services.
- Foreigners entry through airports is now restricted
- Borders are closed except for freight, Brazilians and foreign residents, and professionals from international organizations.