McDonald’s Malaysia has donated RM250,000 to the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Fund to provide personal protection equipment (PPE) for COVID-19 front line workers.

The donation was handed over at a press conference at the Ministry of Health (MOH) headquarters today.

“As a responsible corporate citizen, McDonald’s Malaysia wants to participate and contribute to the efforts of the Ministry of Health in curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

“We recognise the sacrifices of the healthcare workers who work tirelessly every day for the health and well-being of Malaysians.

“This is our small contribution in easing the burden and showing appreciation to the frontliners,” said Azmir Jaafar, Managing Director and Local Operating Partner, McDonald’s Malaysia in a statement.

In addition to the PPE donation, McDonald’s Malaysia has also been actively contributing food to about 50 major hospitals across the country since the Movement Control Order (MCO) was announced by the government.

The sponsorship of food packs directly benefits over 43,000 frontline workers across the country, including healthcare workers, police, and military personnel.

“Our restaurants across the country are involved in the food donation initiative to frontline workers, in line with McDonald’s core value to constantly create a positive impact to the communities we operate in,” Azmir added.

“These initiatives by McDonald’s Malaysia deserve recognition as it means a lot to MOH and the frontline workers involved in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

“MOH appreciates the efforts of all parties in working together to overcome this challenging time, particularly in addressing and preventing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said YB Dato’ Sri Dr. Adham bin Baba, Minister of Health Malaysia.

McDonald’s effort to help curb Covid-19 in Malaysia is indeed something much lauded and it is hoped that more corporate sectors will also land a hand accordingly.

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