Thank you to Lions in Lebanon, who purchased personal protection equipment (PPE) thanks to a US$10,000 Lions Clubs International Foundation Emergency grant. The PPE was donated to a hospital near the capital Beirut in Lebanon where the coronavirus has spread and transmitted rapidly. Your donations to LCIF helps support COVID-19 frontline relief. #LCIFLions
Lions Clubs International (LCI) is an international non-political service organization established originally in 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, by Melvin Jones. It is now headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois. As of January 2020, it had over 46,000 local clubs and more than 1.4 million members (Lions & LEO) in more than 200 countries around the world.
A novel strain of coronavirus — SARS-CoV-2 — was first detected in December 2019 in Wuhan, a city in China’s Hubei province with a population of 11 million, after an outbreak of pneumonia without an obvious cause. The virus has now spread to over 200 countries and territories across the globe, and was characterised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020
As of 9:00 on 25 June 2020, there were 9,296,202 laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection globally, with 479,133 reported deaths. The number of cases and deaths outside of China overtook those within the country on 16 March 2020