Charities tackling coronavirus offered free subscriptions from Dropbox
File sharing service Dropbox is offering free subscriptions to charities working to stop the coronavirus and supporting victims.
Dropbox for business is currently offered with one month’s free subscription but rises to between £10 and £15 a month for a minimum of three licenses to use the file sharing service.
But the service has announced that charities working to support communities and people affected by coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, will receive free subscriptions for three months.
Those involved in such work are urged to apply to Dropbox for further details. It has pledged to respond to charities that apply within 48 hours.
Supporting charities tackle coronavirus
The move has been made to assist those tackling COVID-19 and help prevent its spread.
“We recognize that this is a time of great stress and uncertainty as we fight the global spread of COVID-19,” said a statement from Dropbox.
“We’re deeply saddened for those who have lost loved ones, and for those in our communities who are ill. We would like to do our part to help during this crisis.
“Dropbox is offering free Dropbox Business subscriptions for a three-month period to non-profits and NGOs that are focused on fighting COVID-19. Organizations working to stop the virus or providing relief to those impacted are encouraged to apply.”
In the UK a total of 382 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed and a eighth person has now died, a man in his early 80s with underlying health conditions.
The Bank of England has announced a cut in interest rates, from 0.75 per cent to 0.25 per cent, to tackle the cost to the economy of the outbreak.
Meanwhile, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has pledged to ensure the NHS is given enough resources to cope with the outbreak. Sporting events and large gatherings are gradually being postponed, cancelled or held behind closed doors.