Relief distributed to coronavirus-battered Nepali in Portugal
January 25, 2021 09:48 AM NPT
PORTUGAL, Jan 25: A second phase relief is being distributed to a few coronavirus-battered Nepali community people in Portugal.
With the declaration of the government-enforced state of emergency in the first phase, a COVID-19 Relief Distribution Committee was formed under the chair of Nepal's honorary consulate-general Makar Hamal.
The first phase of relief distribution was carried out after the formation of the committee. As many as 400 Nepali community people benefited from the relief distribution.
It may be noted that several Nepali had to lose their employment opportunities after the Portugal government enforced the third phase of the state of emergency. .
According to the relief distribution committee, relief would be distributed focusing mainly on those hit hard by COVID-19, lactating mothers, elderly people and people with chronic disease.
In order to make relief distribution well-managed, the committee's secretariat has formed a data collection committee under the coordination of a secretariat member of the relief distribution committee Govidna Poudel. The Committee is entrusted with the responsibility to collect details of Nepali facing trouble in Portugal due to coronavirus.
The committee comprises journalists and representatives from various organizations. Coordinator Poudel shared that the data collection committee would identify Nepali community members facing trouble and recommend their names for the distribution of relief.
So far three Nepali people have lost their lives in Portugal due to COVID-19.