Corona crisis: OYO offers free stay to doctors & nurses in US; Ivanka Trump, Paytm boss bowled over by gesture

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Trump described OYO's gesture as 'impactful acts of benevolence'.PTI|Last Updated: Mar 25, 2020, 11.50 AM ISTIvanka Trump (C) and Vijay Shekhar Sharma (R) took to Twitter to laud Ritesh Agarwal-led OYO's initiatives in the US.NEW YORK: Ivanka Trump, the senior advisor to President Donald Trump, has lauded an initiative by Ritesh Agarwal-founded Indian start-up OYO…

Trump described OYO’s gesture as ‘impactful acts of benevolence’.PTI|Last Updated: Mar 25, 2020, 11.50 AM ISTIvanka Trump (C) and Vijay Shekhar Sharma (R) took to Twitter to laud Ritesh Agarwal-led OYO’s initiatives in the US.NEW YORK: Ivanka Trump, the senior advisor to President Donald Trump, has lauded an initiative by Ritesh Agarwal-founded Indian start-up OYO Hotels to offer free stays to doctors, nurses in the US helping in the fight against the novel coronavirus, describing the gesture as “impactful acts of benevolence”.
She made her comment as she retweeted a press release by the OYO, which said that the start-up is “opening the doors to its hotels” and offering free stays to doctors, nurses and other medical first responders who are helping in the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Also read: Anupama Nadella joins fight against COVID-19 in Telangana; MS CEO’s kin donates Rs 2 crore to CM FundThe 38-year-old Ivanka, the first daughter, tweeted.
OYO Hotels are offering free stays to our amazing medical professionals and first responders fighting this virus on… https://t.co/Kzy2t7UgwF— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) 1585065200000
The OYO press release said that beginning March 24, medical first responders will receive free accommodations at any OYO Hotel in the United States so they can sleep, shower or just get off their feet and recharge.
We are in this together. Thanks for your support @IvankaTrump #WorldAgainstCovid19 #OYOhelps #OYO4FirstResponders… https://t.co/3PuTVbaifk— OYO (@oyorooms) 1585072315000
“All of us at OYO are grateful for the bravery and sacrifices all the medical personnel are making to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19,” Agarwal, Founder and Group CEO, OYO Hotels & Homes, said in the press release.
North Carolina Medical Society CEO Robert Seligson said OYO’s offer shows what America is all about.
Thank you @IvankaTrump. Medical first responders are working tirelessly for us. In these tough times, @oyorooms alo… https://t.co/F2oNYMX1g3— Ritesh Agarwal (@riteshagar) 1585073087000
“If we come together and help each other, show kindness and determination, there isn’t a challenge we won’t overcome. This is a great idea that will help physicians and other health care providers on the front lines during this unprecedented crisis, and I hope others will join them,” Seligson said.
OYO said it will do all it can to make the lives of the “brave” medical personnel a little better. “It is our responsibility to give back. To all the medical personnel fighting this disease on the front lines, we welcome you and we can’t be grateful enough.”
The medical personnel can call a designated number to get their reservation for the nearest OYO and with a valid active First Responder identification, OYO Hotels will cover all the costs.
Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma also appreciated OYO’s initiative in a tweet.
Bhaiyo, OYO hi Hoyo ! https://t.co/bdRVD6XZMX— Stay Home, Stay Safe (@vijayshekhar) 1585070991000
Founded in 2013, Gurugram-based OYO’s portfolio today includes 43,000 hotels with over one million rooms and 130,000 vacation homes in over 800 cities in 80 countries. OYO entered the US market in February 2019.
The War Against Coronavirus: Ambani, Anita Dongre, Mahindra & Other India Inc CEOs Show The…Ma’s The Word24 Mar, 2020Chinese billionaire Jack Ma (centre, in pic) showed his benevolent side as he pitched in to help the world fight the novel coronavirus. The founder of e-commerce major, Alibaba, Ma became the most talked about business figure after he said that he would marshall all available resources at his disposal to take on Covid-19. From donating emergency supplies (1.8M masks, 210K test kits, 36K protective suits, plus ventilators & thermometers) to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Pakistan & Sri Lanka in Asia to donating 20,000 test kits, 100,000 masks and 1,000 medical use protective suits in each of the 54 African countries, the 55-year-old proved that he was a good Samaritan whose charity was not mapped by geographical boundaries.And even as the business magnate didn’t have India in his list of beneficiaries, there was much talk in the country about his act of generosity. And what followed were natural questions: who among India’s rich was doing a Jack Ma?And it’s not just one individual, but a bunch of lion-hearted boardroom tycoons who have taken the pledge to help fight the virus that has thrown life off-track, in India and across the world.
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