Yelp paused the rollout of a GoFundMe donation button designed help to support small businesses impacted by the , after the notification with opt-out instructions failed to reach some businesses.
The donation button on the crowd-sourced review site's pages for restaurants and for "nightlife," beauty and fitness businesses with fewer than five locations started appearing last Tuesday.
"It has come to our attention that some businesses did not receive a notification with opt-out instructions, and some would have preferred to actively opt-in to the program," a spokesperson said in an emailed statement. "As such, we have paused the automatic rollout of this feature, and are working with GoFundMe to provide a seamless way for businesses to opt into the program."
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The new strain of coronavirus, which develops into the illness known as, was discovered in Wuhan, China, in late 2019 and has spread worldwide. As of Tuesday morning, it had infected and caused over 38,000 deaths globally.
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