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OPAP, the Greek National Lottery operating company, has launched a “direct response programme” which will support public health networks and emergency services.

Last week, OPAP announced that it had donated 500,000 surgical masks and other medical supplies to be used directly by the National Health Service of Greece.

The company is working directly with the Ministry of Health of Greece to distribute supplies to vital hospitals battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Working with the government, OPAP has announced that it will help the national assistance line “DoctorAnytime” of the Greek emergency network financially, enabling the affected people to receive direct medical advice on coronavirus and other health issues.

Dimitris Aletraris, chief executive of OPAP for Cyprus, announced that the gambling company has agreed to fund the €1.3 million construction of the treatment unit, which is scheduled to open in the summer of 2020.

“We want to assure all citizens that OPAP is an ally during this crisis time,” he said.

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