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2020.3.11 covid-19 corporate donation roundup

Mar 12,2020
BMW Group Korea

BMW Group Korea and its official dealerships are donating 800 million won ($669,000) to the Community Chest of Korea to help the country overcome the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak. The donated funds will be used to provide necessities for medical professionals and individual hygiene products needed to contain the epidemic.



KB Kookmin Bank

KB Kookmin Bank said Wednesday it is working to increase the effectiveness of its financial support programs for those affected by the new coronavirus.

A loan consulting team will be dispatched to KB Kookmin Bank’s seven branches in Seoul, Daegu, Busan and elsewhere to handle consulting and evaluation of loan applicants that have been hurt by the latest spread of the novel coronavirus, officially named Covid-19 by the World Health Organization.

An on-site monitoring team will be placed under the bank’s department that handles small- and medium-sized commercial clients. The team will monitor and fix problems that arise between loan applicants and consultants.



Kolon Group

Kolon Group donated 24 negative pressure rooms worth 2.5 billion won to Seoul National University Hospital. They can block viruses from traveling outside walls. Created as modules, the rooms can be easily installed and dismantled, making them reusable. The hospital will take charge of operating the negative pressure rooms as well as filling them with medical equipment.



SK hynix

Chipmaker SK hynix donated 500 million won worth of self-quarantine items and health supplements for health professionals and voluntary workers working to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, the company said on Wednesday. The supportive goods will be sent to the staffs in Gyeongbuk and Gyeonggi areas.