Apple is donating several million industrial-grade respirator masks to health care organizations, amid a critical shortage of supplies and equipment needed to respond those affected by the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Tim Cook, the CEO of the tech giant, confirmed Apple’s efforts to help the cause Saturday, saying the supplies would go to providers in the U.S. and Europe.
“Our teams at Apple have been working to help source supplies for healthcare providers fighting COVID-19,” Cook wrote in the post. “We’re donating millions of masks for health professionals in the US and Europe. To every one of the heroes on the front lines, we thank you.”
At a press convention earlier Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence mentioned that Apple was donating 2 million masks to U.S. organizations. “The president and I actually heard instantly from Apple that they’re donating 2 million industrial masks to this effort across the nation and dealing with our administration to distribute these,” Pence informed reporters.
Hollywood productions are pitching in to the trouble as properly, with reveals together with “Pose,” “Station 19” and “The Resident” donating masks to well being care employees.
Additionally Saturday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state was sending 1 million N95 masks to New York Metropolis, with 500,000 sure for Lengthy Island. A day earlier, Cuomo ordered “non-essential” companies in New York to have their workers keep dwelling.
Extra to come back.