Seoul, South Korea—Korea Ginseng Co. (KGC) has donated 1 billion won—approximately $843,000—worth of ginseng products to support the medical personnel and public servants dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, according to an article from The Korea Herald.
The company organized a three-week-long walking campaign, and vowed to donate the goods if participants met the target of 500 million steps, as measured by the CheongKwanJang CareNow app. The Herald reports that around 10,000 people recorded 570 million steps, marking the end of a successful campaign.
KGC donated the products to 4,500 medical personnel across 59 medical facilities and public health centers, as well as to public servants handling the pandemic.
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The Herald quotes a KGC official as saying: “We prepared the ginseng products that are easy to consume for the medical personnel and public servants who are taking on their duties silently to treat and to stop further spread of COVID-19.”