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Tiktok donates US$10 million to WHO's COVID-19 fund

TikTok said it will donate US$10 million to the World Health Organization‘s Solidarity Response Fund, which helps the WHO accomplish tasks such as sending essential supplies to frontline healthcare workers.

TikTok president Alex Zhu said in a blog post, “In this time of global distress and concern about the impact of Covid-19, we’ve been inspired by people in towns and cities everywhere whose fundamental humanity is shining through when we need it most people serenading across quarantined buildings, neighbors delivering food and medicine to those who cannot leave their homes, global outpourings of empathy and support for grieving families.”

Zhu added, “In the meantime, one thing every single person can do to help our health care heroes is to reduce our own risk of infection. Please, listen to and abide by the guidance being offered by your local government. If you’ve been advised to shelter in place, or to avoid crowds, do so. Maintain hygiene as rigorously as you possibly can. And take care of one another so that our health care workers can focus on taking care of those who need help the most.”

The company is also matching employee donations to the WHO, the Red Cross and several direct relief programs, and it donated $3 million last week to After-School All-Stars, an organization founded by former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, to help families whose children are missing out on meals that they depend on due to coronavirus-triggered school closings.


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