As the world grapples with the novel coronavirus, Facebook has dedicated $20 million in donations to battle the illness. The social networking large labored with the United Nations Foundation and the World Health Organization to begin a COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, the place anybody can go to make a donation.
“Facebook is matching up to $10 million in donations, and 100 % of funds will immediately help the work to stop, detect and reply to the outbreak all over the world,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated in a put up on the social media platform on Friday.
“We’ll additionally match $10 million for the CDC Foundation, which can launch a fundraiser within the subsequent few weeks centered on combating the outbreak right here within the US,” he added.
Facebook stated on Friday that it’s committing to match $20 million (roughly Rs. 147 crores) in donations, a fraction of its quarterly revenue, to help international reduction efforts for COVID-19 pandemic.
Mark Zuckerberg, the social juggernaut’s chief government, stated Facebook was committing $10 million for the United Nations Foundation (UNF) and World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and a further $10 million for the CDC Foundation, which can launch its Facebook Fundraiser within the coming weeks.
According to a report in TechCrunch, Chinese ride-hailing large DiDi Chuxing on Friday introduced a $10 million particular reduction fund for drivers and couriers in its worldwide markets, thanks to coronavirus.
Among different tech giants, Microsoft and Amazon this week dedicated $1 million every to COVID-19 Response Fund.
To help COVID-19 reduction efforts, Google.org and Google workers have donated greater than $1 million.