CapitaLand donates 40,000 Covid-19 test kits valued at US$1 million to health authorities

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2020 17:46

CapitaLand Vietnam hands over a certificate of donation to VFFCC and Viet Nam Ministry of Health on April 7.— Photo CapitaLand

CapitaLand Vietnam (CapitaLand), together with its philanthropic arm, CapitaLand Hope Foundation (CHF), is donating SARS-CoV-2 test kits capable of performing 40,000 tests valued at US$1 million to the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC) and Ministry of Health to support the community in its efforts against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The donation is amongst CapitaLand and CHF’s initiatives in supporting COVID-19 prevention as the situation continues to pose challenges for the country.

Under the resolute management of the Prime Minister and the Government, and with the consensus of the people, Viet Nam has achieved promising results in the prevention of COVID-19, which have been recognised by the international community.

SARS-CoV-2 kits for a total of 40,000 tests will be delivered for testing across Ha Noi and HCM City. Of those, 7,500 will be sent to the National Paediatric Hospital in Ha Noi.

Chen Lian Pang, Chief executive officer of CapitaLand Vietnam, said: “Amidst the complexities of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the contribution of businesses in supporting the local community is important. We believe that CapitaLand’s contribution, together with the collective support from the Vietnam government, other enterprises and the local community will help Vietnam through this challenging time.”

In addition to joining hands with the Vietnamese Government, CapitaLand also has in place business continuity plans to enable the company to continue its critical activities and minimise the impact on its operations.

At CapitaLand’s properties, the company works closely with local authorities to support their efforts in containing the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the well-being of its stakeholders. These include limiting mass participation activities and adopting precautionary measures such as intensifying cleaning and disinfecting of its properties in accordance with guidelines from the health authorities.

Regarding residential operations, CapitaLand has worked with buildings’ managements to regularly update residents with official information on COVID-19 prevention from the Ministry of Health.

Besides strictly following local authorities’ instructions on precautionary measures, the managements are to monitor closely and inform residents in a timely manner of any suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 notified by the authorities.

CapitaLand is also offering various forms of support to its retail tenants, which include flexible rental payments and rental relief. VNS

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