With an end to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic still in sight and already having a significant impact in many areas, Sony has announced a $ 100 million relief fund.
This fund will be divided into three main areas – people who are at the forefront of the COVID-19 virus (doctors, nurses, rescue personnel, etc.), educators and children, and representatives of the entertainment industry.
In addition, the company will work with external partners to develop solutions on how to further contain and combat the COVID-19 virus. Regarding the pedagogical area, in which schools and teaching institutions in particular have been closed, one would like to see how a suitable substitute can be offered through technological means.
In the area of entertainment, where a lot of events are currently being canceled, with numerous jobs attached to them, one would like to support emerging talents and employees as best as possible. Your own employees, who continue to be paid in full despite home office or remote work, can also make their contribution as part of a gift program.
Kenichiro Yoshida, President and CEO of Sony Corporation, said:
“Sony expresses its condolences and sympathy to the families of those who have died as a result of the COVID 19 crisis. As a global company, to address the unprecedented challenges we face as a society around the world today, we will do everything we can to protect the people at the front of the fight against COVID-19, the children who are our future, and these too support that have been influenced in the creative community. “
Sony is not the only company that is currently making greater efforts to fight the COVID-19 virus. So CD Projekt also donated around 1 million dollars, tech companies like Google are also big, etc.