Bill Gates, Jack Ma And Other Billionaires Are Helping Combat the Coronavirus

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The coronavirus threat is increasing daily, with the latest tallies putting the death count at over 600 people.

China is doing its best to combat the outbreak, from shutting down some of its cities to building an emergency hospital in 10 days.

In a bid to control the outbreak, billionaires are also taking initiatives from their end.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledged up to $100 million to help contain the outbreak.

"Multilateral organizations, national governments, the private sector and philanthropies must work together to slow the pace of the outbreak, help countries protect their most vulnerable citizens and accelerate the development of the tools to bring this epidemic under control," said Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman.

Billionaire Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba  (BABA) - Get Report, has also donated. The Jack Ma Foundation has given $14.4 million to help find a vaccine for the coronavirus.

Watch the video above to find out which companies or foundations have been working to combat the coronavirus.

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