Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Zall Smart Commerce donates more than RMB 60 million (S$11.9 million) in medical supplies from across Asia – sets up emergency hospitals and quarantine facilities in Hubei to fight coronavirus outbreak

02 ZALL staff transporting masks from Wuhan Airport to ZALL Panlong Cheng Emergency Hospital

•Singapore digital bank hopeful ZALL Smart Commerce Group (ZALL) has provided humanitarian aid to the people of Hubei and Wuhan to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

•Donated four air cargo shipments of emergency medical supplies, including surgical and N95 masks; medical protective clothing; protective goggles and gloves as well as disinfectant supplies, amounting to more than RMB 60 million (S$11.9 million) in value. These supplies were sourced from five countries across Asia, including Cambodia, India, Japan, the Philippines and Singapore.

•ZALL has also setup seven emergency hospitals in Wuhan, Huanggang and Suizhou cities of Hubei, and two quarantine facilities in Wuhan, comprising of more than 6,000 beds to take in and treat patients infected with the coronavirus, helping to alleviate the severe hospital bed shortage at the virus epicentre.

The new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China, and globally, is spreading at an alarming rate. To help alleviate the crisis and provide medical supplies and support, ZALL Smart Commerce Group (ZALL), Asia’s leading B2B e-commerce group is proactively leading the charge to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Hubei and Wuhan to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

Till date, ZALL has donated four air cargo shipments of emergency medical supplies, including surgical and N95 masks; medical protective clothing; protective goggles and gloves as well as disinfectant supplies, amounting to more than RMB 60 million (S$11.9 million) in value. These supplies were sourced from five countries, including Cambodia, India, Japan, the Philippines and Singapore.

Mr Peter Yu, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Zall Smart Commerce commented, “The severity of the coronavirus outbreak requires everyone to play a part to reduce the potential spread and impact of the infection to prevent a pandemic. We have responded to the severe shortage of medical resources in Wuhan by being the first company to mobilize our team and ecosystem partners across the region to deliver emergency medical supplies, including 3.2 million facemasks and 210,000 of medical protective clothing to Wuhan on 26 January within 48 hours of the city’s lockdown, tapping on our global end-to-end supply chain networks and resources in Asia.”

ZALL has further augmented crisis relief efforts by partnering with local healthcare institutions to setup seven emergency hospitals in Wuhan, Huanggang and Suizhou cities of Hubei, and two makeshift quarantine facilities in Wuhan, comprising of more than 6,000 beds to take in and treat patients infected with the coronavirus, helping to alleviate the severe hospital bed shortage at the China virus epicentre.

“We have our eyes on global supply chains, and our immediate efforts are to provide assistance to where we are seeing a massive shortfall in medical aid and equipment. We will continue to monitor supplies across key Asia markets, and to our best efforts provide assistance to alleviate in-market shortfalls,” added Mr Yu.

As a company that incorporates sustainability as part of its long-term growth strategy, beyond humanitarian relief efforts, ZALL has also invested in a number of sustainable development initiatives across the region that contribute towards environmental and social sustainability. Among these initiatives include building schools to provide equal access to quality education ; supporting the breeding of critically endangered species to protect terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity ; investing in clean and affordable energy to tackle climate change , as well as foray into digital banking to cater to the underserved SMEs and retail customers in Asia.

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About ZALL Smart Commerce Group
ZALL Smart Commerce Group is Asia’s leading business-to-business (“B2B”) e-commerce group, with a global footprint across the world, and is listed on three exchanges on HKSE, NYSE and SSE. ZALL Group of Companies is engaged in numerous businesses across many sectors, including the property development of wholesale trade centres; hotels, exhibition and tourism; operation of e-commerce platforms; port construction and operation, port and warehouse leasing, logistics services and supply chain management and trading services; as well as digital banking business.

ZALL Group develops and operates Asia’s largest B2B offline-to-online trade ecosystem in China and Southeast Asia, including Singapore, with more than 30 B2B platforms in China, US and Singapore, and a GFA of more than 10 million sqm of wholesale trade centres in China. In 2018, ZALL Group achieved a GMV of more than RMB 600 billion (US$85.2 billion), serving over 1 mil SME customers worldwide. For more information, please visit http://en.zallcn.com/

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