Coronavirus: Rolling Loud & Afro Nation festivals donate money for ventilators

 Coronavirus: Rolling Loud & Afro Nation festivals donate money for ventilators

The promoters of Rolling Loud Portugal and Afro Nation have made a contribution to help fund new ventilation machines and self-protection materials for medical staff which will be used in hospitals across the Algarve, helping the local population combat the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. Both festivals are due to take place in July in Portimão in the Algarve region of Southern Portugal. 

By now, we are all aware of COVID-19 and how it’s affecting the world. The contribution of these funds is to be managed by the Algarve Biomedical Center (ABC), a consortium between the University of Algarve and the local public hospitals aiming to improve the safety throughout the region.

ABC has already closed deals with international suppliers and expects to have the medical devices available in the Algarve in the next few days. ABC has already various teams on the ground developing multiple actions that include a call center, drive through COVID testing, strategic medical updating and local tourism support.

Event director Obi Asika of Event Horizon explains “Although our industry is going through difficult times, it is our social obligation to help the Algarve region and its population. We want to continue promoting our events in Portimão in July. If we all do our part, we will be able to overcome this difficult moment and restore confidence”.

With the hope that the situation will have improved enormously by the time of the events, Event Horizon continues to make plans to deliver an amazing experience and to support the many small and local businesses. We can estimate more than 50M€ injected in the local economy and are of paramount importance to the tourism industry in Portimão and all nearby areas. 

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