Geely Auto donates 20,000 surgical masks to the Philippines

Apr 02, 2020 | Same topic: COVID-19 Updates
Geely, together with the Li Shufu Foundation, is extending a helping hand to our country.

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic became a major issue here in the Philippines, people already felt the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) here in the country.

Now that it’s here, the government, since March 17, 2020 has put into place an enhanced community quarantine effective on the entirety of Luzon. Even other local government units in Mindanao and Visayas have been doing the same. Due to its strict implementation, the transport of goods has slowed down. This has resulted in the continuing scarcity of PPE, especially surgical masks.

Geely donates 20,000 Surgical Masks to DOH

Geely, who is no stranger to fighting the novel coronavirus, along with the Li Shufu Charity Foundation, through Sojitz G Auto Philippines, has donated 20,000 surgical masks to the Department of Health (DOH).

Geely has also expressed its commitment to the Philippines and its people. The Chinese company said that they are willing to support the country by providing medical supplies, which are of course urgently needed right now.

A picture of DOH employee in a warehouse receiving donated surgical masks

DOH Employee receiving the donated medical supplies from Geely

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What is the Li Shufu Foundation?

Named after Li Shufu, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group’s chairman, the Li Shufu Foundation is “committed to public welfare and charity and promoting the harmonious development of the society.”

Currently, the said foundation has already donated a total of 300 million RMB, or around 2.1 billion Pesos in the fight against poverty, to provide better education, disaster relief, and medical aid.

A picture of the donated medical supplies

Boxes of surgical masks from Geely Auto and the Li Shufu Foundation

With the current coronavirus pandemic, the Li Shufu Foundation, as well as the Geely Holding Group, has established a fund to further aid in the fight against the spread of the virus. Both organizations also stated that they will further expand the scale of their donation if it gets worse.

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Cesar learned how to drive a car years before he got his license. Today, he's still looking for that perfect '90s Japanese coupe to drive into the sunset while listening to "Crazy Little Love" by Nuage. Also has a thing for badass off-road vehicles and weird engine swaps.