- Popular online video app TikTok announced that it donated $10 million to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Solidarity Response Fund
- The donation is meant to provide essential supplies for frontline health workers who combat against COVID-19
- Aside from that, the fund is also meant to use for research of treatments or vaccines
- TikTok also partnered with Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger in donating $3 million to charity
Online video app TikTok pledged to donate $10 million or P509,405,000 to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Solidarity Response Fund.
KAMI learned that TikTok also commended the health workers who risk their lives to save others.
In a statement, TikTok President Alex Zhu explained that the funds will be used to provide essential supplies for frontline health workers and research of treatments or vaccines.
“We believe it's essential to do everything we can to help the global health community in this fight, and today TikTok is donating $10 million to the World Health Organization's (WHO) Solidarity Response Fund,” it read in the statement.
“This fund helps the WHO carry out vitally important work, including sending essential supplies to front line health care workers, ensuring communities have access to the latest science-based information, and accelerating efforts to discover life-saving treatments or vaccines,” it added.
The TikTok President also reminded the people to help the health workers by reducing the risk of acquiring coronavirus by avoiding crowded places and maintaining proper hygiene.
“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,” it said.
“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,” it added.
You may read the entire statement here.
According to a report by the Entertainment Tonight Canada (authored Shakiel Mahjouri), TikTok has teamed up with Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger in donating $3 million to provide free meals to families who are in need and affected by COVID-19.
TikTok is a popular Chinese video platform nowadays. It is known for its short videos of dancing, acting, comedy, and lip-syncing. It is owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based company that started in 2012.
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