Apple will donate 10 million masks to health care workers in US

Apple will donate 10 million masks to health care workers in US
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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.


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 MuskElon Reeve MuskNASA picks Elon Musk's SpaceX to build spacecraft for manned moon missions Why does Bernie Sanders want to quash Elon Musk's dreams? Hillicon Valley: Intel heads to resume threats hearing scrapped under Trump | New small business coalition to urge action on antitrust policy | Amazon backs corporate tax hike to pay for infrastructure MORE 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.

There are more than 62,000 cases of the virus in the U.S. and nearly 900 deaths, according to John Hopkins University