Pogo exec donates thousands of COVID-19 test kits, PPE sets, says more coming
Online gaming executive Kim Wong has donated thousands of COVID-19 rapid test kits and personal protective gear to build up government supplies for frontline workers, promising more donations in the weeks ahead.
In a statement, Wong’s office said the businessman turned over 20,000 rapid test kits, 200,000 surgical masks, 6,000 3M N95 face masks, 3,000 PPE sets and 1,000 goggles during a command conference at the Department of National Defense.
These donations were on top of the 75,000 rapid test kits he earlier donated to various local government units, the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police.
According to Wong, the test kits are intended for inbound seafarers, overseas Filipino workers and Filipinos returning from COVID-19 infected countries.
Since 45,000 OFWs are arriving in the next few weeks at a rate of about 2,500 persons per day, Wong said he will donate another 25,000 test kits to fill the gap.
The protective gear, on the other hand, are for frontline workers and those receiving and processing returning Filipinos.
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Defense Undersecretary and Office of Civil Defense Chief Ricardo Jalad, Coast Guard Admiral Joel Garcia and Transport Undersecretary Art Tuason received Wong’s donation on behalf of the Philippine government.
Aside from COVID-19 rapid test kits and PPE sets, the online gaming executive continues to donate thousands of relief packs to various local government units consisting of rice, canned goods, coffee, disinfectants and thermal scanners.
Edited by TSB
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