MGM donates 500,000 surgical masks to Macau government

MGM says it is closely monitoring the coronavirus epidemic situation and has rolled out a series of epidemic relief and preventive measures over the past week, joining hands with different sectors of the Macau community to combat the epidemic. 

In view of the city’s increasing demand for face masks, MGM today donated 500,000 surgical masks to the Macau SAR government to support their anti-epidemic initiatives. The masks were presented to the government by MGM China CEO and executive director Grant Bowie and president, chief strategic officer and director Mr. Kenneth Feng to Ms. Ao Ieong Iu, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macau SAR government.

Ms. Pansy Ho, co-chairperson & executive director of MGM China Holdings Limited, said, “The glamor of Macau is temporarily dimmed by the epidemic, but our warmth keeps growing. Macau is a cohesive society where people utilize respective strengths to help each other. As part of the Macau community, MGM spares no effort to help protect everyone’s health and work for their well-being. Under the leadership of the Macau government, I strongly believe that we will win this battle against the epidemic in unity. Cheer up, Hubei! Cheer up, Macau!”

MGM continues to support different sectors throughout the epidemic. The Company recently supplied the frontline and service staff of Macau Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM), General Union of Neighborhood Associations of Macau (UGAMM) and Caritas Macau with masks, disposable caps and other necessary items. It also distributed 1,000 supply kits to the elderly in need through the three organizations, allowing them to stay worry-free at home during the epidemic. 

Earlier, MGM donated MOP 20 million, made in coordination with the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR, to help Hubei province purchase preventive and medical supplies, as well as urgently needed materials and equipment. Furthermore, understanding the hardship its retail tenants especially the local SMEs are facing during this difficult time, MGM announced to waive their rents for 15 days in order to alleviate their burdens. 


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