With a dramatic surge in the number of coronavirus cases, huge multi-national companies that have business in both China and the U.S. are making great efforts to help authorities fight back against the outbreak.
In the U.S., Bill Gates' Gates Foundation announced on Wednesday that it would commit $100 million to aid global detection, isolation and treatment of the virus, a large jump from its earlier pledge of $10 million last week.
Other firms, including Microsoft
In terms of financial support, Chinese internet giant Alibaba
In addition, Alibaba's founder Jack Ma, the second-richest person in China, reportedly pledged $14 million (100 million yuan) of efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine through his Jack Ma Foundation.
Platforms such as Alibaba, Sina Weibo and Kuaishou have also created fundraising campaigns for users to donate to Wuhan, and eleven other companies have pledged at least RMB 100 million ($14.4 million) a piece.
In total, over 30+ information technology and new economy companies in China have together donated more than 3 billion yuan (US$432.5 million) to the fight against coronavirus.