Mexico
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Grupo Carso and Carlos Slim Foundation carry out actions in support of the entire population, in the face of the health emergency caused by COVID-19.

Bnamericas Published: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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Grupo Carso and Carlos Slim Foundation carry out actions in support of the entire population, in the face of the health emergency caused by COVID-19.

1.- Although sanitary contingency measures could imply the provisional closure of some establishments, Grupo Carso employees will keep their work in the face of the contingency caused by COVID-19.

2.- Carlos Slim Foundation will allocate one billion pesos in actions of:

Health

· Critical patient support team at national health institutes: ventilators, ecosonograms and video-laryngoscopes.

· Protective equipment for health personnel.

· Supplies for sanitization and disinfection of critical spaces in public hospitals.

· Support for the strengthening of the country's diagnostic capacity.

· Support for hospital restructuring for COVID-19 care.

Long distance education

· In alliance with the Secretary of Public Education, the TestT platform, developed by the Carlos Slim Foundation, was made available to students of public basic education.

COVID-19 Carso protocol for employee and customer protection

  · General measures of prevention and dissemination of hygienic practices in different spaces, both in the company and at home.

· Special protection for risk groups: People over 55, people with chronic diseases and pregnant women.

· Home isolation of employees with symptoms of respiratory infection, and those diagnosed with COVID-19, or who had contact with people diagnosed with COVID-19.

· Policies to prevent transmission of COVID-19 in companies: frequent cleaning of work spaces; work at home; cancellation of trips, work meetings and events.

· Hygiene policies for employee dining rooms, cleaning and surveillance personnel, as well as in call centers.

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