Galaxy Group to hand MOP25 mln for local and Hubei coronavirus containment efforts

Gaming operator Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) has announced it will provide MOP25 million (US$3.1 million) to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus outbreak and associated relief efforts in Macau and Hubei province.

Some MOP20 million will be handed out by the group’s Foundation to efforts in the Hubei Province – with the donation made with help from the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macau SAR – and with MOP5 million provided for preventive measures in the local community through different associations.

The gaming concessionaire had previously donated disinfection and hygiene products to the Women’s General Association of Macau and the Fuhong Society of Macau to assist in efforts to hand out health masks to the public.

Last week, junket operator Meg-Star Group announced a MOP10 million donation to coronavirus containment efforts in Hubei, shortly after gaming operator Melco Resorts pledged HK$20 million in assistance.

Yesterday Macau registered the first case of infection by a local resident, making up eight cases confirmed coronavirus cases detected so far.

The virus outbreak has so far caused 361 deaths and 17,205 confirmed cases in Mainland China.