Facebook commits to donating $20 million to fight over the novel coronavirus. The social media giant worked together with the United Nations Foundation and the World Health Organization to start a COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, in which anybody can go to contribution.
“Facebook is fitting up to $10 Million in donations and 100% of funds will directly support the effort to prevent, detect, and respond to the outbreak round the world,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated in a post on Friday.
“We’ll also match $10 million for the CDC Foundation, that will establish a fundraiser within the upcoming few weeks concentrated on combating the coronavirus outbreak in the US,” he added.
The company said, Facebook commits to spending $20 million (roughly Rs 147 crores) in contributions from its quarterly profits, to encourage international relief efforts for the COVID-19 epidemic.
Chinese ride-hailing giant DiDi Chuxing announced a special relief fund of $10 million for drivers and couriers in its global markets due to coronavirus concerns, according to a report in TechCrunch.
Other tech giant companies, Microsoft and Amazon committed $1 million to COVID-19 Response Fund. To inspire COVID-19 relief efforts, Google company and Google employees have donated more than $1 million.