Sony has announced that it is setting up a $100 million COVID-19 relief fund in order to help the world fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
“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,” it is said in the press release on the official website.
It will donate $10 million of the fund first to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO, and it will also work with its external partners to find ways in which it can help in preventing the spreading of the COVID-19 and in which it can contribute to its treatment.
Sony also says it will look for ways to support new creators, artists and everyone else in or supporting the creative industry of music, pictures, games, and animation who have been affected by the current situation.
"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,” says Kenichiro Yoshida, President, and CEO of Sony.
“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."