Hong Kong-Macau business mogul Stanley Ho, announced today that he, through his companies SJM Holdings and Sociedad de Turismo e Diversões de Macau, is seeking to deploy sufficient resources in the hospitality industry in order to provide another building that the Macau government can use as a quarantine base amid the global battle against the coronavirus (Covid-19).
Reports say that the hotel venue that the firm is looking to offer is currently being inhabited by non-resident employees. But, SJM is trying to address the SAR government’s request.
A statement from the company said:
“As a majority of hotel rooms operated by SJM have been allocated for non-local employees who reside in Zhuhai and are required to work in Macau during the epidemic, SJM is looking into mobilizing its hotel resources hoping to make available a hotel soon to provide support for the control work of the government.”
According to reports the following establishments, through its parent company Sociedad de Turismo e Diversões de Macau, have already been extended for use as medical observation areas:
Furthermore, the Macau government has already demanded the use of the properties as quartile bases and observation venues:
This news comes 12 hours after the Macau government announced its 30th confirmed case of Covid-19 who was sent to the Grand Colaone Resort for observation and afterwards moved to Conde de S. Januário Hospital Center’s isolation ward.