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Tencent donates more than $ 100 million to the global fight against coronavirus

The owners of Riot Games and shareholders of Epic Games have already created a fund to combat the pandemic in China.

Tencent, the world’s leading video game company by revenue number, has announced the creation of a “Global Pandemic Fund” with an endowment of up to $ 100 million that aims to support international efforts in the fight against the new coronavirus ( or Covid-19) .

Initially, this capital will be used to provide medical supplies wherever it is needed, including personal protective equipment (PPE) and other essential goods for hospitals and health professionals that is currently on the front line.

For Tencent, the rapid expansion of this new coronavirus must be a challenge that we all fight together, which is why the conglomerate has not hesitated to provide financial support for the global response to the pandemic.

“Based on our experience in China and feedback received from hospital centers around the world, we see an urgent need for medical equipment and supplies, especially now when traditional supply channels cannot meet the sudden surge in demand,”

explained Martin Lau, president of Tencent.

“This is a critical time that requires global collaboration.”

Tencent already provided support to his native country a few weeks ago with a fund of up to $ 210 million, now the company that owns Riot Games (League of Legends) and a prominent shareholder of Epic Games and other companies in the industry makes its fight international This new disease that has already caused more than 22,201 deaths worldwide to date and 493.650 people are sick from it.

Precisely, one of its subsidiary companies, Riot Games, has also announced a donation of 1.5 million dollars against the coronavirus, while other companies in the industry such as Nintendo have also carried out similar actions these days.

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