Oprah Winfrey donates $10m to U.S. coronavirus relief efforts

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Oprah Winfrey on Thursday splashed $10 million in donations to coronavirus relief efforts in the United States.

The food fund set up by Leonardo DiCaprio and Lauren Powell Jobs is one of the beneficiaries of her generosity. The fund is backed by Apple and Ford Foundation.

DiCaprio and Lauren have committed $12million.

According to reports, Oprah donated $1million to the fund.

The Food Fund will supply food to hard-hit communities.

Oprah’s remaining $9million will go to other relief initiatives in Tennessee and Mississippi, where she grew up.

Other U.S. celebrities have made contributions as well.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds donated $1million to food banks in the US and Canada.

US television host Kelly Ripa donated $1million for the procurement of urgently needed ventilators.

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Taylor Swift donated money to her fans struggling financially.

She also provided support for a Nashville record store and its employees.

United States now leads the world in coronavirus cases, now standing at 244,320.

The number of deaths has surged to 5,897.

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