Facebook Commits $20 Million To Combat Coronavirus Pandemic

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Social media giant Facebook has also join the wagon in the fight against coronavirus. The social giant has committed $20 million in donation to tackle the virus which is still spreading and claiming lives.

In a Facebook post, Facebook's chief Mark Zuckerberg said that they were partnering with the United Nations Foundation and the World Health Organization to start a COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, which anyone can make donation.

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"Facebook is matching up to $10 million in donations, and 100% of funds will directly support the work to prevent, detect and respond to the outbreak around the world," Zuckerberg said.

"We'll also match $10 million for the CDC Foundation, which will launch a fundraiser in the next few weeks focused on combating the outbreak here in the US."

In a similar note, TechCrunch reports that Chinese ride-hailing giant DiDi Chuxing on Friday announced a $10 million  special relief fund for drivers and couriers in its international markets.

Tech giants such as Microsoft and Amazon last week committed $1 million each to COVID-19 Response Fund. Google.org and Google employees have also donated over $6.5 million to support relief efforts, and as well the search giant said that its also donating $25 million in ad credit to WHO and government agencies.

"Donations support efforts to track and understand the spread of the virus; to ensure patients get the care they need and frontline workers get essential supplies and information; and to accelerate efforts to develop vaccines, tests, and treatments. We're all in this fight together," WHO's Facebook COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fundraiser page read.

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