As many as 100,000 medical workers, first responders and relief workers worldwide who are combatting could have free places to stay from .

Airbnb hosts who typically make homes and apartments available to vacationers want to contribute to help those treating COVID-19 patients and fighting the virus’ spread.

“We’ve heard from countless hosts around the world who want to provide a comforting home to heroic first responders,”  said Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia in an announcement on Thursday. “We are connecting our nonprofit partners, government agencies and others with our incredible host community to work together in these extraordinary times.”

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Coronavirus relief, what we know:

To connect homes with personnel, Airbnb will work with businesses, government and emergency management agencies and nonprofits including

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