Samsung has been fighting against the spread of COVID-19 since the first quarter of the year, not only in South Korea but also in other countries including India, Brazil, and the USA. The company’s efforts to combat the novel coronavirus strain weren’t limited to shutting down factories temporarily when the situation called for it; instead Samsung got actively involved.
The company revealed this week that it has donated over $4 million to organizations in New Jersey, California, and Texas since the onset of COVID-19. More so, with the help of Samsung’s leadership prowess, the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund has donated nearly $18 million to 460 non-profit organizations since March. Samsung supported Silicon Valley Strong’s efforts in California to provide nearly 100,000 PPE units to medical professionals. The company also helped organizations like the North Texas United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and Central Texas’ All Together ATX to provide food and resources to their communities.
Samsung will continue to support the fight against COVID-19 in the USA with its upcoming fall programs including Month of Service which allows Samsung employees to support those in need, whether it be in-person or through virtual means.
Samsung is converting facilities in Korea into COVID-19 treatment centers
Meanwhile, Samsung also announced today that it’s converting two of its facilities into temporary treatment centers for COVID-19 patients. The number of coronavirus cases in Seoul is rising again and the tech giant is taking measures to prevent potential hospital bed shortages.
As a result, the Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Global Campus facility in Seoul along with the Samsung C&T International Business Management Research Center located in the Gyeonggi Province – seen in the gallery below – will soon be used as COVID-19 treatment centers. The latter facility will be operational starting August 31. It will be equipped with 180 beds and it will treat patients with mild symptoms.
Samsung Group will appoint doctors and nurses from its hospitals to work in rotation at these facilities in groups of three. Each group will comprise one doctor and two nurses.
We’ll keep you posted with further updates and developments. Stay safe.