Sony joins hand to fight COVID-19 as it establishes a $100 Relief Fund

  1. The whole world is under the pressure of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. There is still no vaccine for the virus,, and there are already 981,428 COVID-19 positive cases with 50,230 deaths. It is a huge number, and we all must fight together. People have already started donating to various COVID-19 Funds all around the globe. These funds help the patients to get treated, as well as in the development of the vaccine.

In a press release, Sony has announced that it is establishing a $100 Relief Fund for COVID-19.

“Sony Corporation today announced the establishment of the “Sony Global Relief Fund for COVID-19,” a 100 million US dollar fund to support those around the world affected by the COVID-19 virus.

Through this fund, Sony will provide support 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, which has been greatly impacted by the spread of the virus.”

According to the company, the funds will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO along with MSF, UNICEF, UNHCR. They also look forward to improving the learning procedure to assist the educational institutions so that it would help the students get the most out it.

“In terms of medical support, 10 million U.S. dollars of the fund will be devoted first to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO powered by the UN Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, as well as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to assist medical workers and others on the frontline of response efforts to the virus. Sony will also work with its external partners to explore ways that it can support activities that prevent the further spread and contribute to treatment of the COVID-19 virus.

In the area of education, where children, who represent the next generation, are losing education opportunities as a result of school closures, Sony will explore ways to leverage its technologies in support of education activities, and cooperate with educators to implement these measures.”

Kenichiro Yoshida, President and CEO, Sony Corporation, said,

“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.”

While the doctors stay at the hospitals to treat the COVID-19 patients, they request us to stay back at home and self-isolate so that the virus doesn’t spread. Social-Distancing is essential; each person matters. So, even we ask you to support and respect the people working day-in and day-out just to make the world better again.

Read the full article at Sony’s Official Website.

Sriyansa Mohanty
Sriyansa Mohanty
Student and a Blogger from India.

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