The mayor of Bar Elias, Mr. Mawas Araji, received on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, a delegation from the Union of Relief and Development Associations (URDA), to discuss ways to prevent the spread of tاhe coronavirus. The meeting was attended by several members of the specialized committees in disaster management in Bar Elias, including Dr. Abdul Rahman Hashimi, Mr. Hamza Matta, Mr. Jamil Al Sayed, Dr. Mahmoud Hamrawi and Professor Yasser Louise.
- First: The establishment of designated places to isolate some Lebanese families when needed within the land provided by the municipality, which accommodates 70 housing units.
- Second: Providing all basic protection supplies for families including cleaning and disinfection materials.
- Third: Providing sterilization services by spraying Syrian refugee neighborhoods and refugee compounds.
- Fourth: Providing food parcels and hygiene kits to the poorest Lebanese families in the region.
The meeting concluded with URDA providing the municipality team and volunteers with basic protective and sterilization supplies including gloves, masks, steriles and other urgent needs.