QT-Online / Wednesday, March 18, 2020 / Categories: Top News Businessmen, firm owners offer houses, factories and food to help Qatar in virus fight Tribune News Network Doha In a show of support for their countrymen in the time of need, many Qatari businessmen and company owners have come forward to provide homes, factories and food products for free to help the country in its efforts to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. Athba Farm for Poultry and Quail has offered to provide 10 tonnes of fresh chicken products for free to help the country in its quarantine efforts. Likewise, Al-Aker Food Products Company said Al-Aker sweets and restaurants are at the disposal of the state to provide food at all quarantine places and to medical staff and security personnel on the quarantine job without any charge. The owners of the Retaj Salwa Resort have announced that their resort, which includes 90 villas and 78 rooms, are at the state’s disposal to be used as a quarantine facility for free, according to a tweet. Similarly, Al-Wajba Dairy Factory said it is fully prepared to supply dairy products for free to any hotel that has been used as a quarantine facility under the supervision of the Ministry of Public Health. For its part, Folad Industries announced that the factory and all its equipment and technical expertise are at the disposal of the state and the Ministry of Public Health in providing necessary materials manufactured from iron and aluminum to serve hospitals and quarantine facilities. The management of the Oryx Group Services, Hospitality and Cleaning Companies said they are at the disposal of the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management in cleaning and sterilising quarantine sites for free. Lahdan bin Issa al Hassan al Muhannadi, owner of Time Rako Hotel, said the hotel is at the disposal of the state in its battle against the virus. Similarly, Simaisma Restaurants Group said its restaurants will be at the service of state in the battle against the virus. The restaurants are ready to supply quarantine places with healthy meals free of charge. Jamal Jeham Abdulaziz al Kuwari said that he owns a factory in the Industrial Area with an area of 9,000 square metres that has huge offices and warehouses. He said the place is at the disposal of the state and it is suitable to be used as medical staff offices, storage for medical materials or as a place for quarantine. Katara Hospitality has announced that all stores and restaurants in all of the company’s hotels in Qatar will be exempt from rent for three months Likewise, the Qatar Press Company has announced that it will distribute 60,000 paper cups of different sizes to Qataris and residents for free within Doha. Juma bin Shaqr al Shahwani, a citizen, said that he owns a building with four air-conditioned apartments and an exhibition hall that can be used as a clinic in Al Khor. Previous Article Italy coronavirus deaths rise by record 475 in a day Next Article China reports no domestic cases of coronavirus for first time since outbreak began Print 19126 Rate this article: 3.8 Please login or register to post comments.