Basic food baskets are donated to low-income families in Cubatão

The last 26th day was marked by yet another solidarity action in Cubatão. About 2,880 basic food baskets and hygiene kits were donated to the Municipal Secretariat of Social Assistance to help needy families, affected by the economic and health impacts caused by the spread of the new coronavirus.

Carried out by Cide, with support from Petrobras and Ciesp Cubatão, the initiative aims to meet the Social Action Project to Confront Covid-19, created by the Municipal Secretariat and its Social Fund.

The action aims to assist in food security for people who are socially vulnerable and are being affected by the isolation measures established in the municipality.

The baskets donated by Petrobras will be distributed to thousands of low-income families in Cubatão, listed by CadÚnico – a program of the Federal Government and administered by the City Hall.

Daniel Violatti, Maintenance Manager at Petrobras, who at the time of delivery represented the Presidente Bernardes Refinery, highlighted that the company has acted in a proactive manner, establishing effective actions to combat the new coronavirus. “As for prevention, it is worth mentioning our internal actions to keep our employees in the maximum possible operational safety condition, which required an intense change of routine and adaptations to our production and management process. But the company’s effort also reaches the community in very concrete demands, which is the case with the donation of these almost three thousand basic baskets. It is a social responsibility initiative that aims to minimize the effects that the pandemic has generated on the lives of all of us, and in this case, we seek to directly serve the community of Cubatão, through a partnership with the City Hall, Cide and Ciesp Cubatão”.

The mayor Ademário Oliveira thanked the action and highlighted the positive reaction of industries in the municipality during the crisis. “This donation of almost three thousand baskets came at a very important moment to guarantee food security for those who need it most. A robust basket, which also includes kits for cleaning. Cubatão has the privilege of having one of the largest industrial centers in the country and local companies have helped us to reduce the impacts caused by the pandemic”.

“From the beginning, the industries have acted with readiness to assist in the fight against the new coronavirus. In addition to donations, the actions are also focused on disinfecting public roads and preventive measures at the Hub to ensure workers. It has been an integrated work, so that together we can go through this atypical scenario that we are facing ”, adds Ricardo Salgado, executive director of Cide.

National research to combat the new coronavirus

Petrobras has an extensive agenda for confronting and controlling the pandemic in the country. Among other initiatives, it made available the work of scientists and the supercomputers of its Research Center (Cenpes) for the international research of generation and analysis of data on the behavior of the new coronavirus.

Atlas and Fênix, as the equipment is called, are among the 500 largest supercomputers in the world and have the processing capacity equivalent to about 1.5 million smartphones or 40,000 next generation laptops.

Donation of PPE

Recently, Cide donated more than 50 thousand personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Municipal Health Department of Cubatão, with the participation of industries. 24 thousand respiratory protection masks and 30 thousand disposable gloves were offered to help health professionals working on the front lines in hospitals and sanitary inspections in the pandemic.

Public calamity

In March, the State Government and the City Hall of Cubatão decreed a public calamity due to the intensification of the spread of the virus in Brazil. In view of this scenario, the municipalities of Baixada Santista, through Condesb – Development Council of the Metropolitan Region of Baixada Santista, put into practice the main restrictive measures for access to non-essential service establishments.

According to the OMS (Organização Mundial da Saúde) – World Health Organization, this is the most effective procedure for delaying the spread of the virus, until a vaccine is established for the cure.