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On Friday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social media site has established a COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund with the United Nations Foundation and the World Health Organization (WHO) to help fight the spread of the coronavirus. Anyone can make a donation, Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post.
Over $190,000 has been raised by Facebook users in one day on the way to a $10 million goal. According to the Facebook post, 100% of funds will go to prevention, detection and response work worldwide. Facebook also plans to match $10 million for the Center of Disease Control Foundation, but that fundraiser will launch in the next few weeks and focus on the US outbreak.
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the search engine is also working to aid in relief by matching up to $5 million in donations to a new emergency fund. Google also said 100% of the donations will go to the United Nations Foundation in support of WHO's global COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Pichai tweeted the news on Friday.
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