Coronavirus: Align Technology to contribute RMB 1m for prevention, control efforts

by BERNAMA/ pic by AFP

KUALA LUMPUR – To support ongoing prevention and control efforts for the novel coronavirus in China, Align Technology Inc has announced its commitment to donate RMB 1 million (RM586,541.80) to the Chinese Red Cross Foundation. (RMB 1 = RM0.59)

According to the company’s president and chief executive officer Joe Hogan, China is one of its largest markets and home to thousands of Align employees, doctors, customers and patients, making their safety a top priority.

“Given the fluid situation and immediate humanitarian needs, we hope our donation to the Chinese Red Cross Foundation can go toward supplies and support for frontline healthcare workers in the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak.”

Align Technology has two operation sites the country which are in Chengdu and Ziyang (Sichuan Province).

While there has been no impact to product safety due to the stringent health and safety procedures that are ingrained in its manufacturing processes, the company is also taking additional precautions across China to minimise risk of illness to employees.

Meanwhile, Align senior vice-president and managing director (Asia Pacific), Julie Tay said: “We have a strong commitment to China and will continue to support the community as we go through this difficult time.”