Melco ups its donations to help fight the spread of Coronavirus

Melco ups its donations to help fight the spread of Coronavirus

The company has established a new MOP$5 million (U$S 620.000) Special Aid Fund in conjunction with the Macau Federation of Trade Unions.

Macau.- Following a HK$20 million (US$2.6 million) donation in late January, Melco Resorts & Entertainment has created a new MOP$5 million (US$620,000) Special Aid Fund to help fight the Coronavirus outbreak.

The fund has been established in conjunction with Macau Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM) and will be used to help workers in the city.

This donation will be used to help those directly affected by the virus outbreak, including hotel and casino workers and self-employed people such as taxi drivers, coach drivers and tour guides, their families and more.

“Melco stands hand in hand with the local community through these particularly difficult times,” said Melco Resorts Chairman and CEO, Lawrence Ho.

“Our thoughts and concerns go to those families and persons affected by recent events, and we are grateful for the help of Macao Federation of Trade Unions for working with us and the community to fight against the virus. We will continue to work closely with the government to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our customers, colleagues, as well as their families and the community. We will do everything in our power to continue supporting those in need.” he added.

Melco was the first gaming operator to donate money to help to fight the virus. Those funds were used to purchase medical supplies and support local communities in Wuhan and Hubei.

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