More Good Samaritans: The Incredible Emirati Heroes Giving Us Hope Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
Not all heroes wear capes!
With all the negativity everywhere, and people getting more and more restless with the current situation, some have used their time, and money for this matter, to remind us all of the true meaning of solidarity, that humanity still exists and that there are many heroes still around us.
Since the rise of the Coronavirus outbreak in the UAE, several Emiratis have made generous donations to help their country in containing the virus.
One of these was Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, who donated AED 10 million, to the Dubai Healthcare Authority (DHA), and AED 3 million, to support Dubai’s distance learning initiative.
Another generous donation was from Emirati businessman Abdul Rahim Al Zarooni, Chairman of the Board of Al Zarooni Group, who donated AED 10 million to support and ensure the provision of enough medical supplies in the country, at this time. More so, Emirati tycoon Khalaf Al Habtoor, CEO of Al Habtoor Group, donated 50 ambulance vehicles, a medically-equipped building for quarantine, and announced that he aims to establish a comprehensive laboratory for virology and research.
In addition to the donations, there were Emiratis who gave up residential and workspaces for quarantine purposes. These included Tarek Yahmor El Habsy, who donated six of his houses, Mohamed Al Abdouli, who gave up his showroom, and Mohamed Ghaith bin Maha Al Mazrouie, who gave the authorities access to his 50-room residential compound.
Over the years, Emiratis have always followed the footsteps of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE, who was a philanthropist himself, committed to prioritizing his people and their needs.
According to the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention, there is a total of 198 confirmed cases in the country, up till now.