Published: Tue, March 24, 2020
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Apple pledges to donate 2 million masks for the United States coronavirus response

Apple pledges to donate 2 million masks for the United States coronavirus response

Apple plans to donate two million N95 respirator masks to hospitals in the United States, Vice President Mike Pence announced in a press briefing today.

"This is another story about great American industry". Alibaba has also donated as many as 2 million masks and medical protective equipment for healthcare workers in many countries in Europe as well as 500000 testing kits and 100000 masks for medical professionals in the U.S. too. We donate millions of masks to healthcare professionals in the United States and Europe.

In a cuitannya, Tim Cook said that "Our team at Apple has been working to help the source of the supply for the health care providers in the fight against COVID-19". We thank every hero at the front.

Mike Pence, Vice President of the US, confirmed in a press briefing that same day that two million masks of the N95 type (negates 95% of all airborne particles) had been shipped to the American healthcare sector.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a Sunday post that his firm will donate 720,000 masks, while also looking to help purchase more that could be donated. Protective equipment supplies are in serious short supply in hospitals in USA and Europe, putting healthcare professionals caring for Coronavirus patients, at great risk of catching the infection themselves. We will donate emergency supplies (1.8 million masks, 210,000 test kits, 36,000 protective suits, plus ventilators and thermometers) to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Neither Pence nor Cook said where the protective masks were ordered from or when they would be available.

The mask donation adds to other Apple's COVID-19 contributions, including $15 million in donations and a program that lets Apple Card owners skip their March payments without interest. "You know, we're not a shipping clerk", he said.

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