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COVID-19: YouTube announces $5mn to help Pakistan

Online video sharing platform, YouTube on Friday announced $5 million aid for Pakistan in fight against the novel coronavirus.

In her letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, YouTube’s Chief Executive Officer Susan Wojcicki lauded his effective and timely measures against COVID-19.

Underscoring the need for joint efforts to overcome the pandemic, Wojcicki said that YouTube will help Pakistan in fight against the virus. She extended continuous support to the country in containing the spread of the deadly virus.

Earlier on April 29, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates had lauded Pakistan’s efforts against the COVID-19 outbreak.

During a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Imran Khan, Bill Gates had commended the government’s efforts in protecting the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable people.

PM Imran had apprised Gates that Pakistan was facing a dual challenge of overcoming the pandemic and saving people, particularly the most vulnerable segments of the society, from hunger due to the lockdown.

 

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