Chinese technology giant, Alibaba, is offering a free online medical consultation service for residents of the Hubei province and Beijing, as well as for overseas Chinese, on its Alipay and Taobao apps.
As part of the Stay Prepared initiative, every Singaporean household is invited to ‘bring your own bottle’ to a collection point to claim up to 500ml of free hand sanitiser, supplied by Tamesk Foundation. CapitaLand has rallied its staff to volunteer at collection points. It’s expected that these volunteers will contribute around 6,000 hours to the cause.
Grab Singapore has launched GrabCare, a 24/7, fixed fare ride service dedicated to transporting healthcare workers to and from medical facilities.
FrieslandCampina Hong Kong (FCHK) has donated over 10,000 surgical masks and 4,000 hand sanitisers to the underprivileged. FCHK have partnered with Feeding Hong Kong and will utilise their extensive charity network to distribute the protective products to those in need.
Various grocery chains in Malaysia, including Jaya Grocery and Mydin Malaysia, are opening stores half an hour earlier than usual, exclusively for elderly and disabled customers. The initiative provides a safer, crowd-free shopping environment for some more vulnerable segments of the community.
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