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Facebook helping to fight against coronavirus

Facebook is donating millions of dollars to help fight coronavirus.

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of the social networking site, has announced Facebook will be joining the cause to help find a cure for coronavirus, as the flu-like illness - which is also known as COVID-19 - continues to spread across the world, infecting over 140,000 and killing more than 5,000.

Facebook has launched a donations page for their COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund asking its users to give what they can to the cause, with the company itself prepared to match donations up to a total of $10 million.

In a post on Mark's own Facebook page, he wrote: "A lot of people have told us they want to help fight coronavirus but aren't sure how, so we've worked with the United Nations Foundation and the World Health Organization to start a COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, where anyone can go to make a donation.

"Facebook is matching up to $10 million in donations, and 100% of funds will directly support the work to prevent, detect and respond to the outbreak around the world. (sic)"

Facebook is also raising money for the Center for Disease Control Foundation, where they will once again match donations up to $10 million.

Mark added: "We'll also match $10 million for the Center for Disease Control Foundation, which will launch a fundraiser in the next few weeks focused on combating the outbreak here in the US.

"Thanks to everyone who is working to minimize the impact of the pandemic. More to come soon. (sic)"

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