Thursday, 9 April 2020
Greenland Australia would like to address the recent media coverage regarding the company’s shipment of medical supplies to China.
Greenland Australia can confirm that in late January and early February 2020, the company organised shipments of medical supplies – in the form of 10,000 surgical masks, 68,000 disposable gloves, 400 protective goggles, 30,000 medical protective gowns, 1,800 forehead thermometers and 300 shoe covers – to the Greenland Group global head office in Shanghai as a donation to provide support at the frontline of the virus.
These supplies were dispatched to help contain the rapidly-developing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis in China, which at the time, was the epicentre of the outbreak. In this sense, Greenland Australia’s efforts corresponded with those of many other companies and individuals around the world organising similar donations.
Greenland Australia’s parent company, Greenland Group, felt compelled, as a major international company, to assist in efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus, which had caused a shortage of crucial medical supplies in China. As such, Greenland Group initiated a drive for medical supplies, and provided accommodation services for front-line medical staff in China via the company’s hotel group.
Greenland Australia supported Greenland Group’s initiative by arranging for medical supplies to be dispatched to China. Again, it should be noted that this proactive response occurred in late January and early February, at a time when the worldwide spread of the virus, and all response efforts, were focussed on China.
However, Greenland Australia also recognises that Australian people are currently at risk with the more recent and ongoing domestic spread of COVID-19. At present, the company is making every effort to source Australian-standard medical supplies, subject to stock availability, that can be used to assist the response in this country. Greenland Australia will provide further updates when more information becomes available.
Greenland Australia continues to take this pandemic very seriously, and in conjunction with Greenland Group, we will continue to do everything we can to assist.
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