The Chief Executive of Micro Blogging Site Twitter Jack Dorsey has pledged to donate $1bn (£800m) to fund coronavirus research to help eliminate the virus.
On his official twitter handle,
I’m moving $1B of my Square equity (~28% of my wealth) to startsmall LLC to fund global COVID-19 relief.
After we disarm this pandemic, the focus will shift to girl’s health and education, and UBI.
It will operate transparently, all flows tracked here.
I’m moving $1B of my Square equity (~28% of my wealth) to #startsmall LLC to fund global COVID-19 relief. After we disarm this pandemic, the focus will shift to girl’s health and education, and UBI. It will operate transparently, all flows tracked here: https://t.co/hVkUczDQmz
— jack (@jack) April 7, 2020
Meanwhile Media reports said that it is by far the biggest single donation to the global fight to tackle the dread coronavirus pandemic.
Jeff Bezos, who is the founder of American Tech Giant Amazon and the world’s richest person, has said that he will donate $100m to food bank charity Feeding America.
Moreover Bezos, 56, said in an Instagram post last week, “Even in ordinary times, food insecurity in American households is an important problem, and unfortunately Covid-19 is amplifying that stress significantly,”
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Even in ordinary times, food insecurity in American households is an important problem, and unfortunately COVID-19 is amplifying that stress significantly. Non-profit food banks and food pantries rely in large part on surplus food from a range of food businesses. For example, many restaurants donate excess food. But during this time of social distancing, restaurants are closed, and many other normal channels of excess food have also shut down. To make matters worse, as supply is dwindling, demand for food bank services is going up. Today, I want to support those on the front lines at our nation’s food banks and those who are relying on them for food with a $100 million gift to @FeedingAmerica. Feeding America will quickly distribute the funds to their national network of food banks and food pantries, getting food to those countless families who need it. Feeding America is the largest non-profit focused on food security. Millions of Americans are turning to food banks during this time. If you want to help, the link to Feeding America is in my bio. They’d be excited and grateful for donations of any size.
Moreover The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donated $100m for the efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine and to fund testing and treatments.
Although Michael Dell, the founder of Dell computers, has committed to donate $100m.
Furthermore Wellcome Trust called on big businesses to donate $8bn for research into developing diagnostic tests, therapies and vaccines to tackle the global pandemic.
The global numbers for the confirmed cases of deadly coronavirus has risen to 1,431,973.
Meanwhile 82,096 people suffering from the dread and deadly coronavirus also known as COVID 19 died world wide.
302,209 people recovered from the global pandemic.
However The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 209 countries and territories around the world.