YouTube lauds Pakistan’s efforts against COVID-19 outbreak, announces $5 million aid

In a letter to PM Imran Khan, YouTube's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Susan Wojcicki appreciated Pakistan's efforts to fight against the pandemic.

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The world’s largest video sharing platform YouTube has announced to provide $5 million aid to Pakistan to help fight the COVID-19 outbreak.

Pakistan has hit nearly 30,000 confirmed cases and 639 deaths as of now. However, as the cases keep on increasing, the country of 215 million is expected to face a shortage of medicine and medical infrastructure soon.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced to ease lockdown restrictions to cater to the impact it is having on the national economy.

In a letter to PM Imran Khan, YouTube’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Susan Wojcicki appreciated Pakistan’s efforts to fight against the pandemic. She lauded timely measures taken by the government to contain the novel virus’ spread.

Assuring Pakistan of her continuous support, Wojcicki announced to provide the financial aid. She met PM Khan at World Economic Forum (WEC) in Davis earlier this year to discuss the use of digital media platforms to improve Pakistan’s image, promote tourism, and bring in investment.

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