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YouTube announces 5 million Dollar grant to Pakistan for epidemic awareness

Leading social media company YouTube will give Pakistan an advertising grant of 50 5 million to spread awareness about the corona virus.

In a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, Susan Wojciech, Chief Executive Officer of YouTube, said, “Google and YouTube will continue to support Pakistani citizens and businesses in this difficult time.

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The letter said technology-based companies were helping to spread information about the corona virus through information panels and alerts through local authorities in the country.

He said Google has also launched a microsite that will appear when someone searches for the Corona virus.

The said microsite will provide information to the users by getting information from the official website related to Corona.

The post added that YouTube is also publishing community mobility reports using data collected through Google Maps.

“We hope that these reports (movements) can help public health officials in Pakistan and that governments elsewhere can respond to the corona virus,” he said.

The letter also offered cooperation with the Pakistani government in developing a “credible and globally sustainable digital policy and regulatory framework”.

It may be recalled that Prime Minister Imran had met the CEO of YouTube in January this year on the sidelines of the 50th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The two leaders discussed the use of Pakistan’s digital platform.

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The Pakistani delegation also discussed the possibilities of promoting tourism, education and attracting investment through digital platforms.

Following the meeting, Tania Address, head of Digital Pakistan, called the meeting a “better meeting” in a tweet and said the two sides discussed issues related to content creation in Pakistan.

Earlier, Google, the world’s largest search engine, had announced to help Pakistan in a number of areas in view of the spread of the new Novel Corona virus disease Code 19.

The statement said the company would continue to provide short- and long-term support to Pakistan against the virus, focusing on three key priorities, which the company considers critical for permanent rehabilitation.

It may be recalled that new cases of Corona virus have been reported in Pakistan even today after which the total number of confirmed cases in the country has reached 28,587 while the death toll has reached 623.

According to official figures, 1633 new cases have been reported so far.

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