Louis Koo Takes Care of Seniors
The actor distributed masks to veteran actors who continued working amid the coronavirus outbreak.
With the Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) situation worsening, supply of masks have run out in many stores in Hong Kong, leaving some such as veteran actress Angelina Lo (盧宛茵) to DIY their own. Doing their part, celebrities including Louis Koo (古天樂) and Steven Ma (馬浚偉) have extended a helping hand by contributing resources to those who needed them.
Pressing Mask Shortage
Actor Joe Tay (鄭敬基) recently shared on social media about how 66-year-old veteran actress Angelina Lo had to DIY her own mask to wear to work due to shortage. He observed worryingly that most elderly in Hong Kong did not have sufficient supply of masks to protect themselves. There were also reports earlier that 82-year-old Yu Mo Lin (余慕蓮) had only 20 masks at home and hence had to use the same one for two days straight.
As president of the Hong Kong Performing Artistes’ Guild, Louis Koo quickly set to work by sourcing for and distributing some 20,000 masks to senior veteran actors who needed them. Louis placed orders for more masks, but was unsure when stock would arrive in Hong Kong.
Actor Steven Ma, who regularly engages in charitable efforts, also led his team of volunteers to deliver kits of masks and alcohol-based sanitizers to three organizations and eight families on February 14. Sharing about preparing sanitizer sprays, raincoats and wet tissue for his team, he wrote, “Hope everyone can diligently practice good hygiene and cleanliness, and care for oneself and others too.” The actor shared that he would continue to distribute the resources as soon as he receives them.
Joining Hands to Tide Through Crisis
Former actress Mary Jean Reime (翁靜晶), one of the ones who helped procure masks, also shared on social media, “Through my primary school classmate’s logistics company which received thousands of masks, I managed to get 3,000, a thousand of which I passed to Tai Po Hospital, and another thousand to Danny Chan Fan Club. 500 were distributed to The Hong Kong Ex-servicemen’s Association (HKESA) and the remaining 500 went to media friends and company staff.” She added that she could not understand why masks had to become a scarcity despite it being in the Hong Kong government’s ability to procure them.
Leading tour groups earlier in Mexico and Cuba, travel personality James Hong (項明生) had purchased some alcohol-based sanitizers, wipes and a small quantity of surgical masks overseas. Organizing online efforts to procure masks and distributing them, he realized that there were many helpless seniors who lived alone in Hong Kong, and felt the resources he had were better given to those who needed them since he spent much of his time staying home to write.
Source: Sky Post
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.