Orange Egypt launches its Stay Safe initiative, to combat Covid 19

Published: 5 April 2020 - 11:09 a.m.

Orange Egypt has pledged to utilise all of its technological capabilities, including smart society and remote financial solution initiatives, to help contain the spread of the Covid 19 Coronavirus pandemic in North Africa

Orange Egypt launched its “Stay Safe” initiative which appeared on Orange customers’ mobile phones next to the Orange network name with the aim of raising awareness in preventing the outbreak of Covid 19, encouraging citizens to follow the security instructions in order to remain safe.

“In a further step to encourage citizens to stay at home, Orange has mobilised all its smart and advanced digital and financial services needed by the customer to be used remotely from anywhere and at any time, including Orange financial services “Orange Cash” services through which customers can pay all their utility bills such as electricity, water and gas using their mobile wallet,” an Orange Egypt spokesperson said.

Orange Egypt has also granted an additional 20 per cent of free data allowance on all home internet and home 4G packages. The telco has also enabled free access for schools and universities students to browse educational websites related to the Ministry of Education, so that students can continue their education via distance learning initiatives.

Orange Egypt has also extended paid leave entitlement to its most vulnerable employees in the country, as a way of ensuring their health during the pandemic.

“Orange has also granted their employees - who suffer from chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, and other medical conditions - a two-week paid leave after the coordination with the medical team and their direct manager,” the Orange Egypt spokesperson said.

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