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Donations back Hong Kong's battle against Covid

Donations back Hong Kong's battle against Covid

HSBC has donated HK$100 million through its charity fund in supporting Hong Kong's anti-pandemic battle.
Established by HSBC, The Hongkong Bank Foundation has joined hands with Hong Kong Red Cross, lending a helping hand to vulnerable communities under quarantine through care packages which come with Covid-19 test kits, basic medicines, food and household essentials.

The “Hong Kong Red Cross Covid-19 Support Hotline” has also been launched to offer psychological support and health-related information to those under quarantine.

Chairman of HSBC and the Hongkong Bank Foundation Peter Wong Tung-shun said: “We want to step up our efforts to help senior citizens and other vulnerable communities to ensure the continuity of their regular needs like medical treatments and household supplies during this critical period of the Covid situation in Hong Kong.”

He added that the foundation will also roll out other programs to aid recovery of disadvantaged communities from the pandemic.

Another local bank, Hang Seng Bank also announced to donate HK$10 million for buying anti-pandemic materials including 150,000 sets Covid-19 rapid test kits, 750,000 masks to 25,000 elderly and grassroots households. Also 5,000 sets of rapid test kits will be given to frontline staff who deliver meals and take care of the elderly and the needy in the community.

Hang Lung Properties announced on Monday to donate HK$10 million in its “Hang Lung Covid-19 Relief Fund 2.0” while also offering “Caring Anti-pandemic Gift Packs” to frontline workers in anti-pandemic battle.

Distributed in phases through NGOs, the gift packs contain supermarket and health supplies, as well as a data SIM card to aid students’ online learning.

Shaw Foundations said announced to donate HK$10 million to Hospital Authority to express gratitude to frontline healthcare workers amid the fifth wave of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, NWS Holdings also announced to donate 10,000 medical-grade oximeters to assist people who were preliminary positive to monitor their health condition. The device monitors one’s blood oxygen saturation and pulse data.

Ant Group announced a six-month transaction fee reduction in its affiliate Alipay for local small and medium enterprises, following its HK$10 million donation to the medical industry last week.

Bull.B Tech, founded by inventor and “Son of the Star” Stark Chan Yik-hei, announced also on Monday that its online digital platform, Classeek, will be offered to small and medium enterprise or freelancers free-of-charge for three months.

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