announced a $250M relief fund to cover hosts’ costs of coronavirus cancellations. The reimbursements are funded by Airbnb, and will go to hosts with qualifying cancellations, paying 25% of what they would normally receive from a canceled booking.

https://edition.cnn.com/travel

will-provide 2M masks throughout Europe. Alibaba cofounder pledged $14M to help develop a COVID-19 vaccine. He’s also donating 500,000 testing kits and 1M face masks to the U.S.. Ma has sent medical supplies and tests to Italy as well as several other countries across Africa, Latin America and Asia. Alibaba also launched a talent-sharing plan to hire short-term staff from temporarily affected sectors, including restaurants, bars and small shops that are closed by law or have simply shut due to lack of customers, for flexible job openings in e-commerce and supermarkets.

https://www.pymnts.com/coronavirus

https://www.forbes.com/sites/hayleycuccinello

https://qrius.com

the San Francisco-based sustainable footwear company, is supporting healthcare workers in the United States by offering free shoes.

https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area

invested $20M in the AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative to bring COVID-19 tests to the market faster. The company is hiring 100,000 new full-time and part-time positions across to the U.S. to meet the surge in demand. It is increasing wages worldwide. It has donated $1M to emergency COVID-19 funds in the Washington, D.C., region, created a $5M relief fund for small businesses and contributed $1M to a new Seattle foundation to help those affected by COVID-19. Amazon is prioritizing the warehousing and logistics operations of essential items including daily household staples, baby and medical supplies. The company also announced that is waiving subscription fees of children’s books and audio stories as long as schools are closed so that kids everywhere can instantly stream their collection.

https://blog.aboutamazon.com/company-news

of the Kering Group, will begin to produce masks upon approval, complying with the “strictest protection measures” for healthcare workers.

https://www.businessoffashion.com

is setting up makeshift assembly lines to produce masks and disinfectants.

https://www.eetasia.com

are rebooting their fashion apparel manufacturing operations to produce masks and gowns.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020

a Los Angeles-based café launched a helpline to ensure that everyone in its market has access to healthy meals during this time. 

https://www.everytable.com/

joined ventilator production efforts. Siare Engineering, Italy’s largest manufacturer of hospital ventilators, turned to Italian automakers Ferrari and Fiat to investigate the possibility that the automakers might help produce more of the urgently needed ventilators.

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/03

joined ventilator production efforts. Siare Engineering, Italy’s largest manufacturer of hospital ventilators, turned to Italian automakers Ferrari and Fiat to investigate the possibility that the automakers might help produce more of the urgently needed ventilators.

https://www.autoblog.com/2020

is setting up makeshift assembly lines to produce masks and disinfectants.

https://www.eetasia.com/chinas-tech-companies-start-production-of-face-masks/

is donating $1.43M dollars to combat the rapid virus spread in Italy, with funds being split between three Milan-based hospitals and Rome’s Spallanzani hospital, in addition to the Civil Protection Agency, which helps manage emergency events.

https://www.csrwire.com/press_releases

expects to produce 50.000 masks a day once the production line is at full capacity.

https://techcrunch.com/2020

is setting up makeshift assembly lines to produce masks and disinfectants.

https://qrius.com

owned by Kering Group, is prepared to make over 1M masks and 55.000 pairs of medical overalls in Italy upon approval from the medical authorities.

https://www.businessoffashion.com

hotels run by former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville will open their doors to National Health Service employees.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020

opens up its stores’ car parks to be used as testing sites.

https://www.weforum.org/agenda

is producing hand sanitizer in its perfume factories, for use in French hospitals.

https://www.forbes.com/sites

maker of fine linens, is shifting its manufacturing focus from high-end items sold in Bloomingdales, to sheets, towels and other items in demand at hospitals and healthcare facilities.

https://emblemstrategic.com

and leadership are committing more than $17M to COVID-19 response efforts.

https://news.nike.com/news

is setting up makeshift assembly lines to produce masks and disinfectants.

https://qrius.com

of Roman Abramovich allocates rooms to NHS staff..

https://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddawkins

is delivering free salads and bowls to hospital workers and medical personnel in the cities it serves.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/blakemorgan

are working on making ventilators.

https://techcrunch.com/2020

a sewing company in Lowell, Massachusetts is making masks and hospital gowns. They are already producing 10.000 masks a day.

https://emblemstrategic.com

is planning to convert part of its textile manufacturing capacity in Spain to produce hospital gowns. It said it had already donated 10,000 masks and another 300,000 were due to be sent.

https://www.rte.ie/news