GEG Donates One Million Masks to Macau, Zhuhai and Henqgin

February 18, 2020 – Upholding its philosophy of “what is taken from the community is to be used for the good of the community,” Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”) has been proactively supporting Macau and Mainland China in the prevention and other efforts against COVID-19 through an array of practical initiatives. Today, GEG announced the donation of one million masks to the Macau SAR Government, Zhuhai City Government, and Hengqin New Area Government in support of the prevention efforts in the two cities.

Today, Ms. Ao Ieong Iu, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, accepted the first batch of 250,000 masks on behalf of the Macau SAR Government at the Government Headquarters. The masks were presented by Ms. Eileen Lui, Group Director of Human Resources and Administration of GEG; Mr. Richard Longhurst, Director of Operations of Galaxy Macau™; and Mr. Buddy Lam, Senior Vice President of Public Relations of GEG. The other batch of 250,000 masks will be donated by GEG to the Macau SAR Government within this week. The donation underlines GEG’s commitment to provide support to the prevention efforts in the local community and to work together with the community on fighting against the epidemic.

While Macau has been working closely with Zhuhai City and Hengqin New Area on creating synergies in different fields, GEG has been communicating closely with its authorities on COVID-19 prevention. Earlier, GEG donated a total of 500,000 masks to Zhuhai City and Hengqin New Area, which were received by Mr. Yan Wu, Vice Mayor of Zhuhai Municipal People's Government; Mr. Xiao Shiming, Executive Vice President of Red Cross Society of Zhuhai; Mr. Li Weihui, Deputy Secretary of Party Committee of Hengqin New Area of Zhuhai; Mr. Huang Yujie, Director of Macau Affairs Bureau of the Administrative Committee of Hengqin New Area, Zhuhai; and Ms. Zhu Ziqin, Director of Social Affairs Bureau of the Administrative Committee of Hengqin New Area, Zhuhai on behalf of the city at the Zhuhai Hengqin New Area Administrative Committee.

To support the prevention and other efforts against the COVID-19, earlier, GEG announced a MOP20 million donation to Hubei Province and a MOP5 million donation to the Macau community, and as part of its local efforts, GEG rolled out a subsidy scheme that targets young children by providing a one-off subsidy of MOP30,000 to over 30 local schools and a one-off subsidy of MOP2,000 to children registered at Macau’s 20 non-government subsidized nurseries. The scheme has been well-received by the related schools and parents. Prior to these efforts, GEG had also donated disinfection and hygiene products to the Women's General Association of Macau, the General Union of Neighborhood Associations of Macau and the Fuhong Society of Macau while prevention items such as surgical masks were also delivered to 40 elderly users of Peng On Tung Tele-Assistance Service before the Chinese New Year. GEG will continue to stay in close contact with our different community stakeholders and work together with the community in the prevention efforts against the COVID-19.