COVID-19 is pushing global powers into a crisis. Countries like Italy are trying hard to escape from the clutches of the pandemic. The relief is that healthcare workers are vigilant and active to prevent it from spreading further. Adds to the comfort those kind gestures by CEOs and founders of global companies, who offered monetary and other helps to the affected. Let’s take a look at the contributions by them in the battle against the coronavirus.
Bill Gates has provided $100 Mn to aid global research & treatment for Covid-19. Jack Ma committed $14 Mn to help develop Coronavirus vaccine. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company will donate millions of masks for health professionals in the US & Europe. Elon Musk’s Tesla is making ventilators to fight shortage if occurs. Facebook is donating its emergency reserve of 720K masks to health workers, said Zuckerberg. Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra offered 100% of his salary to fight coronavirus. Mahindra group will start manufacturing ventilators in its factories, says Anand Mahindra. Vedanta Group’s Anil Agarwal announced Rs100 crore fund to help all daily wage employees. Lulu Group chairman M.A Yusuff Ali told retail stores in Lulu Mall to skip a month’s rent. Yusuff Ali has waived rent income worth Rs11 Cr. Vijay Shekhar Sharma, CEO of Paytm, will pool his one month’s salary to fight coronavirus. Infosys Foundation will help develop facilities at a govt hospital to treat corona-infected patients.