Did Richard Branson help during the Covid-19 pandemic?


  • Virgin Billionaire Richard Branson said on 16th March that staff should take 8 weeks unpaid leave during the coronavirus pandemic (Sky News)
  1. Richard Branson announced that his rocket company Virgin Orbit would begin mass producing ventilators (CNBC)
  2. Virgin Atlantic is getting in touch with 4,000 employees, with a focus on those with the most relevant skills and training to volunteer at the new Nightingale hospitals. Staff and volunteers working at the new hospitals will be offered free accommodation. Those staying in hotels will also have breakfast provided, plus lunch or dinner depending on their shift pattern (Independent)
  3. Richard Branson has moved to protect the futures of his 70,000 employees after announcing a $250 million rescue package for them (Forbes)
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