Apple will donate 10 million masks to health care workers in US
Apple CEO Tim Cook said Wednesday that the tech giant is donating 10 million medical masks to health care workers around the country amid the coronavirus outbreak.
“Proud to share we’ve been able to source 10M masks for the US and millions more for the hardest hit regions in Europe,” Cook tweeted.
Proud to share we’ve been able to source 10M masks for the US and millions more for the hardest hit regions in Europe. Our ops teams are helping to find and purchase masks from our supply chain in coordination with governments around the world. pic.twitter.com/uTsA6eA5ks
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 25, 2020
Industries including tech and auto have been pitching in in the fight against COVID-19, as hospitals and medical centers around the country face dire shortages of essential products such as masks, gowns and ventilators.
Earlier in the week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the company had bought 1,000 ventilators from China and were sourcing them to California, one of the states hit hardest by the virus.
Also this week, Google rolled out a website that gives up-to-date information about the virus.