SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free is to donate KRW300 million (US$254,000) to Korean Red Cross efforts to support communities affected by the coronavirus. The company said that money due to have been spent on a 40th anniversary celebration event on 14 February has been diverted to help Wuhan residents as well as vulnerable children in Korea.
The Korean Red Cross is assisting with relief to families in China and Wuhan in particular.
In addition, hygiene kits will be provided to protect the health of Korean elementary school age children with weak immunity. The kits include children’s masks, children’s hand sanitisers, wet wipes and toothbrush sets, as well as information leaflets about preventing infections.
Lotte Duty Free CEO Kap Lee said: “I hope this sponsorship will help and comfort the affected Chinese community and vulnerable children. We will do our best to prevent the spread of viral infections.”
As reported, Lotte Duty Free formed an emergency response committee on 24 January with CEO Kap Lee as Chairman. The retailer is conducting thorough health inspections at stores, implementing a self-disinfecting policy at least six times a day; obliging all employees to wear masks and providing customers with masks.
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