Rihanna donates $5 million towards Coronavirus relief

Rihanna donates $5 million towards Coronavirus relief. Global music sensation Rihanna has joined the list of high profile international figures who have made massive donations towards the coronavirus relief efforts. The Barbadian pop star donated $5 million through her nonprofit organisation, the Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), meant to bring some respite to countries hard-hit by the Covid-19 virus. iHarare reported earlier that Chinese billionaire and Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma donated masks, test kits and protective suits to all countries in Africa to help the continent in its fight against the novel coronavirus.

According to a statement issued out on Saturday, CLF executive director Justine Lucase revealed that the donation will help provide protective equipment for health workers and diagnostic labs, help establish and maintain intensive care units, and accelerate the development of vaccines and other therapies.

Part of the statement reads:

Rihanna Covid19 donation

Never has it been more important or urgent to protect and prepare marginalized and underserved communities — those who will be hit hardest by this pandemic.

CLF believes that one of the most powerful weapons we have against COVID-19 is preparedness. Protecting our frontline health workers and marginalized communities around the world requires getting ahead of it fast, and the time to act is now.

According to international business and financial publication, Forbes, Rihanna founded CLF in 2012 in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite, with the goal of working with community-based leaders and organizations supporting education and emergency response and preparedness across the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Source – iHarare

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