Melco to donate $20 million to support coronavirus crisis

Melco Resorts on Wednesday announced it is working with the Government to donate HK$20 million to support initiatives for Wuhan and Hubei, in light of public health concerns associated with the new strain of coronavirus outbreak.

The donation will be used to purchase medical supplies including face masks and hand sanitizers, as well as to support the local community as needed.

Mr. Lawrence Ho, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco, said, “Our thoughts are with the people of Wuhan and Hubei, and all those who are impacted by the new strain of the coronavirus. We hope this donation helps accelerate the preventive measures to contain the spread of the virus. Melco fully supports the Government’s initiatives to contribute to the health and wellbeing of those affected in the community.”

The company also announced it is deferring all non-essential business travel until further notice and will postpone a number of events until it is clear that public health concerns are restored to normal. 

Melco has been in close contact with the local authorities and is following government guidelines on specific preventive measures to be adopted, it said. 

The company said it has also taken immediate measures including heightened monitoring and frequent disinfection within its properties to prevent the spreading of the virus.