China’s Geely Holding has established a $28 million fund to support the prevention and control of the Coronavirus epidemic. It will work to purchase and distribute medical supplies including masks, disinfectants, medical goggles, and ventilators according to the needs of the severely affected areas in China.
In addition, CaoCao, Geely’s ride hailing service, has set up an emergency epidemic prevention and control fleet for the Wuhan area which will provide free mobility services for residents in Wuhan.
The CaoCao Mobility Operation Center and a special dispatch team will cooperate with authorities on the round-the-clock dispatch of vehicles for epidemic prevention and control.
Geely says all measures have been taken to ensure the safety of the drivers in their service.
In a press release, Geely says: ‘Geely Holding Group’s global network is united in support against Coronavirus and will make the Group’s synergistic strength available to fight against the spread of the virus’.
It adds: ‘At the same time, we encourage all of our China based subsidiary companies to adjust their working times, avoid major public transport routes and opt to work online. We encourage all of our employees to remain calm and take correct measures during this difficult period’.
Geely Holding’s brands include: Geely Auto; Lynk & Co; Volvo Cars; Polestar; Geometry; Lotus and Farizon Auto.