Macau VIP operator Tak Chun Group says it has donated a total of HK$20 million and 200,000 surgical masks to fight the spread of the Coronavirus.
Organized with the assistance of Central People’s Government Liaison Office in the Macao SAR, distribution of the masks will include 100,000 delivered to Hubei Province in China and the other 100,000 in Macau to support local epidemic prevention work.
Tak Chun explained that the reason for donations masks was to support front-line healthcare workers in their contributions and efforts in both Hubei and Macau.
Meanwhile, the financial donation will be used for the purchase of medical equipment, anti-epidemic materials and subsidies for those in need.
“The novel Coronavirus outbreak has caused a lot of fear and worries, not just in our part of the world, but across the globe,” said Levo Chan, the CEO of Tak Chun Group and Chairman of Tak Chun Charity Association. “We are now in the critical period of executing prevention and control measures to contain its further spread. We should all work together with good faith in overcoming this epidemic crisis together.”
Tak Chun Group has granted 15 days of special paid leave for its local employees and postponed all marketing activities until further notice, the company added.