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Tech companies donate funds, medical supplies and equipment

2020-1-31 18:31

 

Chinese tech companies have donated nearly 3 billion yuan ($432.5 million) and provided medical supplies and equipment to help fight the outbreak of novel coronavirus-related pneumonia in Central China's Hubei province.

Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, has donated 100 million yuan through his charitable foundation to help find a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. The billionaire has earmarked 40 million yuan for the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and the remainder of the funds will be used to support prevention and treatment measures.

"We know that the battle between humanity and disease is a long journey, and more patience, accumulation, confidence and hope are needed," the foundation said in a statement, adding the money will help medical research efforts and disease prevention.

Moreover, Alibaba will offer free artificial intelligence computing power to scientific research organizations to support the search for vaccines and drugs.

The donation follows an announcement on Sunday by Alibaba that it has set up a special fund of 1 billion yuan for medical supplies. The fund will be used to purchase medical equipment and medicine from home and abroad, and delivered to Wuhan, Hubei province, where the outbreak is most severe.

The company will continue to coordinate with plants in 58 regions in the country to resume the production of medical supplies. The first batch of 3.3 million masks will be sent to Wuhan through three "green passages".

The Tencent Charity Foundation announced a donation of 300 million yuan to set up the first phase of a new pneumonia prevention and control fund. The donation will be mainly used for front-line prevention of the disease in Wuhan and other places, including the purchase of materials such as masks, disinfectants, goggles, and help for front-line medical staff.

Sun Yi, deputy secretary-general of the foundation, said Tencent will combine its own capacities in products, technology and internet platforms to provide more assistance to the public, especially those in the hardest hit areas.

Charity projects have also been set up on its platform for people to make donations. Tencent will continue paying close attention to the development of the outbreak, expediting the delivery of materials and ensuring that funds are distributed quickly and effectively.

Internet search giant Baidu Inc announced it has established a special fund of 300 million yuan for disease prevention and public health security.

The fund will be used to support the selection, research and development of drugs targeting the novel coronavirus and a string of works to fight the outbreak, as well as popularize and disseminate health security information for the long term.

Baidu App has launched free online medical consultation services, while Baidu Map offers information on urban mobility, road closures, and locations of fever clinics in more than 200 cities across the nation.

Security software provider 360 Security Group donated 15 million yuan worth of medical supplies to Wuhan, Hubei province, to ensure the safety of front-line disease prevention staff and support rescue efforts.

"360 can only detect and kill network computer viruses, but can do nothing against biological viruses. However, we can't stand by and do nothing in the face of natural disasters," said Chairman and CEO of 360 Security Group Zhou Hongyi, who was born in Huanggang, Hubei province.

Zhou said at present, it is difficult to buy masks, protective clothing and goggles. "We hope that people who have the sources of goods can provide related information. We will continue to buy and send them to Hubei province."

The company said the first batch of donated materials including 1 million medical masks and 200,000 pairs of medical gloves arrived in Wuhan on Monday. The follow-up donated materials, including 2 million medical masks purchased through international channels including Japan and South Korea, will be shipped to Huanggang and more than 10 other cities as soon as possible.

Home appliances giant TCL donated 10 million yuan and offered LCD display equipment, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators to two makeshift hospitals in Wuhan.

TCL-owned China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co Ltd, a leading TV panel supplier, has a sixth-generation flexible display panel production line in Wuhan. "We have given top priority to the health and safety of our staff since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus," said Li Dongsheng, TCL founder and chairman.

Cao Lei, director of the China E-Commerce Research Center, said the donations from major tech enterprises embody their social responsibilities and have positive social impact, as the novel coronavirus spreads throughout the country and concerns everyone.

 

中国科技公司已经捐赠了近30亿元人民币(4.325亿美元),并提供了医疗用品和设备,以帮助中国中部湖北省抗击新型冠状病毒相关肺炎的爆发。


电子商务巨头阿里巴巴的创始人马云通过他的慈善基金会捐赠了1亿元人民币来帮助寻找这种新型冠状病毒的疫苗。这位亿万富翁已经为中国科学院和中国工程院划拨了4000万元人民币,其余资金将用于支持预防和治疗措施。


该基金会在一份声明中说:“我们知道人类和疾病之间的斗争是一个漫长的过程,我们需要更多的耐心、积累、信心和希望。”


此外,阿里巴巴将为科研机构提供免费的人工智能计算能力,以支持疫苗和药物的搜索。


周日,阿里巴巴宣布设立了10亿元的医疗用品专项资金。这笔资金将用于购买国内外医疗设备和药品,并运送到疫情最严重的湖北省武汉市。


公司将继续协调全国58个地区的工厂,恢复生产医疗用品。首批330万个口罩将通过三条“绿色通道”运往武汉。


腾讯慈善基金会宣布捐赠3亿元人民币,设立新一期肺炎防治基金。这笔捐款将主要用于武汉等地的一线防控工作,包括购买口罩、消毒剂、护目镜等物资,以及为一线医护人员提供帮助。


该基金会副秘书长孙义表示,腾讯将结合自身在产品、技术和互联网平台方面的能力,为公众提供更多帮助,尤其是那些受灾最严重的地区。


该平台还设立了慈善项目,供人们捐款。腾讯将继续密切关注疫情发展,加快物资配送,确保资金快速有效分配。


互联网搜索巨头百度公司宣布,已设立3亿元专项资金,用于疾病预防和公共卫生安全。


该基金将用于支持针对新型冠状病毒的药物选择、研究和开发,以及一系列抗击疫情的工作,并长期普及和传播卫生安全信息。


百度App推出了免费的在线医疗咨询服务,百度地图提供了全国200多个城市的城市交通、道路封闭和发烧诊所的位置信息。


安全软件提供商360安防集团向湖北省武汉市捐赠了价值1500万元的医疗用品,以确保一线疾病预防人员的安全并支持救援工作。


360只能检测和杀死网络计算机病毒,对生物病毒却无能为力。然而,面对自然灾害,我们不能袖手旁观,什么都不做。”


周表示,目前很难买到口罩、防护服和护目镜。“我们希望有货源的人能提供相关信息。我们将继续购买,并把它们送到湖北省。”


该公司表示,第一批捐赠物资包括100万个医用口罩和20万副医用手套已于周一抵达武汉。后续捐赠物资,包括通过日本、韩国等国际渠道购买的200万个医用口罩,将尽快运往黄冈等10多个城市。


家电巨头TCL集团向武汉两家临时医院捐赠了1000万元人民币,并提供了液晶显示设备、空调、洗衣机和冰箱。


中星光电科技有限公司是中国领先的电视面板供应商,在武汉拥有第六代柔性显示面板生产线。TCL集团创始人兼董事长李东生表示:“自新型冠状病毒爆发以来,我们一直高度重视员工的健康和安全。”


中国电子商务研究中心主任曹磊表示,来自主要科技企业的捐款体现了他们的社会责任,具有积极的社会影响,因为这种新型冠状病毒正在全国蔓延,关系到每个人。

 

原作者: Fan Feifei 来自: china daily