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Sony Announces $100 Million Global Relief Fund for COVID-19

$10 million will go directly to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO
Image via: Sony

Image via: Sony

Earlier today, Sony announced the establishment of the "Sony Global Relief Fund for COVID-19."

Totally $100 million USD, the fund is aimed towards helping those around the world impacted by COVID-19, specifically in three areas: "assistance for those individuals engaged in frontline medical and first responder efforts to fight the virus, support for children and educators who must now work remotely, and support for members of the creative community in the entertainment industry."

In addition to donating $10 million directly to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO, Sony will explore ways to help prevent the spread and find a treatment. Sony Corporation's President and CEO, Kenichiro Yoshida made this statement:

"Sony extends its condolences to the families of those who have passed away as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, and extends its sympathies to all those who have been impacted. In order to overcome the unprecedented challenges that as a society we now face around the world, we will do all we can as a global company to support the individuals on the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19, the children who are our future, and those who have been impacted in the creative community."

Yesterday, Lamborghini announced it converted a plant to strictly manufacture surgical masks and protective medical shields.