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Belgium #UnitedInDistance: face masks for the hospitals

14/04/2020 - 15:27
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Turkoz Fatih is 36 years old and owns nine mobile phone accessories shops in Belgium. His shops are now closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, nevertheless, Turkoz couldn’t just sit on his hands.

 

Turkoz Fatih is 36 years old and owns nine mobile phone accessories shops in Belgium. His shops are now closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, nevertheless, Turkoz couldn’t just sit on his hands. Thanks to the good contacts he has with Chinese retailers and most of all thanks to his generosity, Turkoz managed to receive 50,000 face masks in record time. The cargo arrived just before Easter and the masks were donated to several hospitals in Brussels. These masks cannot replace the famous FFP2 ones, but they can be used as a protection by cleaning staff, maintenance personnel or couriers who bring equipment into the clinic.

This is a real example of solidarity and the best Easter gift ever for Brussels hospitals.

Thank you / Merci / Bedankt Turkoz, we are #UnitedInDistance