Sony Is Launching $100 Million Relief Fund To Fight COVID-19

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The Japanese tech giant has announced its efforts to fight against the pandemic growing worse by the day. Sony, the company responsible for the creation of PlayStation, has declared their plans to launch a $100 million relief fund in lieu of the coronavirus.

This was announced in a press release. The information is posted at the official Sony website detailing how Sony intends to use $100 million to help those affected by COVID-19.

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.

Sony will also donate $10 million of the $100 million fund to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund by the World Health Organization. The $100 million will be spread to certain areas that make an effort in fighting the pandemic crisis. Not only will Sony be supporting the victims of COVID-19 through this donation, but they’ll also be finding ways using their technology to help the youth catch up with their education.

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.

Kenichiro Yoshida, Sony President and CEO

Source: Sony, IGN