Sands China has announced it will donate MOP 25 million to help contain the spread of the coronavirus and to assist with relief efforts in mainland China and Macau. The amount includes MOP 20 million made in coordination with the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Macau to assist efforts on the mainland, and MOP 5 million to support the local community’s measures.
Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands and Sands China, said in a statement: “Las Vegas Sands has always considered it an honor to do business in Macau, while at the same time recognizing and embracing our important role as a community partner, especially in challenging times such as these. We strongly support Macao and mainland China in their efforts to contain the coronavirus and protect their citizens. It’s been our experience that people in Macao and mainland China are strong and resilient and those traits will undoubtedly be needed in the days to come. We will certainly do everything we can to help return things to normal as quickly as possible.”
Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China, said: “Our thoughts and concerns are with those immediately affected by this terrible virus. We are determined to support the central government and the Macao SAR government in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. Providing financial resources in support of this effort is a responsibility our company takes without hesitation, and we hope this donation will help ensure that assistance is given to those in need.”