HKBIO distributes masks and hand sanitiser to people in need 無償奉獻 齊心抗疫 香港生物科技協會全力支援弱勢社群共同抗疫
Due to the continuing outbreak of COVID-2019, the Hong Kong Biotechnology Organization, Philip KH Wong Foundation and Cellomics distributed anti-epidemic supplies to people in need on 3 July 2020 outside Cheung Sha Wan Station in Sham Shui Po District, Kowloon, to assist them in preventing virus infection.
Professor Albert Yu, Chairman of the Hong Kong Biotechnology Organization (third from the right), together with Mr Kennedy Wong, lawyer at the Philip KH Wong Foundation (fourth from the left), and Ms Maru Young, from Cellomics International Limited (first from the right), led members of the Secretariat to distribute masks and hand sanitizer, in support of local epidemic prevention work.
Hong Kong Legislative Councillor Mr Vincent Cheng also attended this activity, with citizens of the district contributing as well.
Professor Albert Yu, Chairman of the Hong Kong Biotechnology Organization, said that Hong Kong experienced many ups and downs in its development over the years, and it is up to the people of Hong Kong to help each other in overcoming challenges. This epidemic is a reminder that we must work together to develop biotechnology and use the power of science and technology to prevent, test and treat patients. As such the goal of the activity was to gather like-minded partners to contribute to society and help those in need.
Citizens were very enthusiastic about the activity. Before the start, many were already queueing at the scene, with the entire distribution process being very orderly.
Volunteers on site also reminded the public to take adequate prevention measures, such as washing hands frequently, measuring body temperature, and wearing masks when in public areas.
About Hong Kong Biotechnology Organization
Hong Kong Biotechnology Organization is an independent nonprofit organization (Charities exempted from tax under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance) with the goal to promote best practice, raise awareness across the biotechnology industry while providing added value benefits to its members, whether they are students, researchers, entrepreneurs, industry bodies, public or private sector representatives.
Founded by pioneering scientists with extensive life science backgrounds and multi-cultural experience in research and development, engineering and business. Hong Kong Biotechnology Organization aims to establish and facilitate a worldwide platform for the Hong Kong biotech industry, promote awareness, encouraging and enabling international collaboration. We also provide informed opinion and technical advice to government bodies, healthcare institutions and the general public.
Hong Kong Biotechnology Organization
Ms Nancy Chuenchai | HKBIO Project Manager
Ms Dior Lai | HKBIO Operations Manager
樊慧怡 (Nancy Chuenchai) | 香港生物科技協會項目經理
黎匡婷 (Dior Lai) | | 香港生物科技協會營運經理