The outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Macau was swiftly under control as a result of the collaboration between the SAR government and Macau citizens. In February this year, the government launched the COVID-19 vaccination program to boost the city’s defense against the pandemic, a strategy to achieve herd immunity and enable the society to fully resume normal as soon as possible. In support of the government’s vaccination program, MGM recently held the “Post-pandemic Era: The Road to COVID-19 Vaccine” seminar for team members. The Company was pleased to have Dr. Tai Wa Hou, representative of the Health Bureau, President of Macau Physician Association of Public Hospital and Clinical Director of the Public Conde S. Januário Hospital Center, explaining every detail of COVID-19 vaccines to the participants.
The “Post-pandemic Era: The Road to COVID-19 Vaccine” seminar was held at the Grand Ballroom of MGM COTAI and attracted about 200 team members. Dr. Tai Wa Hou introduced the two types of COVID-19 vaccines available in Macau, with a focus on their efficacy and things to note before vaccination. He threw light on the vaccines’ defense against coronavirus variants, how long it takes for antibodies to develop, how long the antibodies last, who should not be given the vaccines, and whether pregnant women can get the shots. Participating team members agreed that Dr. Tai’s remarks on those frequently asked questions reduced their doubts and anxiety, helping them to choose a vaccine that best fits their needs.
Dr. Tai said, “The coronavirus has struck the world for more than a year, and the pandemic situations in some countries and regions are still fluctuating. Although Macau is currently a low-risk area, we should remain vigilant and understand that getting vaccinated is the most effective and long-lasting protection against the pandemic. I hope that this seminar will allow participants to fully realize the efficacy and safety of each vaccine, so they can make the best decision for themselves. The higher the vaccination rate among the public, the stronger the herd immunity. And this will also facilitate the resumption of our normal lives.”
To answer the government’s call for a community-wide vaccination in an orderly manner, MGM invited medical staff of the Health Bureau to set up an outreach delivery point at MGM COTAI to administer vaccines to staff and their family members on May 24 and 25. The arrangement was part of MGM’s efforts to encourage people to protect themselves, their families and the Macau community. The Company will, as best it can, provide vaccination leave to the team members, allowing them to have sufficient rest on or after the vaccination day.
MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles our presence in Macau.
MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the largest property and the first mega-size complex project in Macau to achieve the China Green Building Design Label Three-Star Certification.
MGM China Holdings Limited is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage.
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