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Melco Cyprus bolsters community-wide vaccination efforts

03/08/2021 12:56
  • Actively supporting Government actions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic through targeted activities

Melco Cyprus, operator of Cyprus Casinos (“C2”) and the upcoming integrated resort, City of Dreams Mediterranean, has been actively engaged in efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic through targeted initiatives while supporting the government’s efforts towards community-wide vaccination.

Setting the wellbeing of colleagues and guests as a top priority, and with the aim to contribute to the protection and promotion of health and safety in the community, Melco Cyprus organised a vaccination event at its premises in Limassol in coordination with the Ministry of Health on 30 July. Leading health experts shared information about the COVID-19 vaccination with Melco Cyprus colleagues and their families and friends. All those in attendance had the opportunity to get vaccinated by licensed medical personnel. The event was attended by Ms. Eirini Evripidou, Health Officer, on behalf of the Ministry of Health.

Since the onset of the pandemic, Melco Cyprus has acted promptly to safeguard the wellbeing of colleagues and guests by implementing rigorous health and hygiene plans at all its premises,  including, among others, regular and stringent disinfection and sanitization procedures, as well as being one of the first in the market to require safe pass and temperature checks for colleagues and guests before entering the Company’s premises. Further targeted activities have included health seminars with professional consultants, awareness campaigns and specialised staff trainings. In addition, complimentary, on-premise rapid tests for employees have been provided by certified colleagues, while various benefits have been provided for vaccinated employees.

Property General Manager of City of Dreams Mediterranean and Cyprus Casinos, Mr. Grant Johnson, stated, “Melco considers the safety and wellbeing of colleagues and guests as our top priority. To this end, the Company has acted, from the very beginning, with determination and a sense of responsibility to ensure a safe and entertaining environment for everyone. At the same time, we have undertaken various initiatives to raise awareness on the benefits of vaccination through health seminars and information sessions. Today’s vaccination event marks another step towards achieving maximum protection for the health of the community. We wish to thank the Ministry of Health for their support and to reaffirm our commitment in efforts to achieve community-wide protection against COVID-19.”

Dr. Zoi-Dorothea Pana, member of the EU COVID-19 Scientific National Advisory Committee, said, “We would like to thank Melco Cyprus for supporting the Government’s efforts in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Such initiatives are key to answering questions and addressing concerns about the vaccine. The role of large companies, such as Melco, is crucial, when it comes to effectively communicating health information to the public, in a clear and precise manner. We are happy to see that we have allies who deeply care about the health and safety of their colleagues, guests as well as the community as a whole”.