Apple’s CEO Tim Cook said on Monday that the company has sourced 20 million face masks which it will donate to the government (at all levels) this week. Cook posted a video on Twitter which says that Apple was working with governments at all levels so that the face masks are available in places where it is most required. The Apple CEO also informed that the company was working on producing face shields for medical workers looking after the coronavirus patients.
Here is what the Apple CEO said:
“Apple is dedicated to supporting the worldwide response to COVID-19.”
“We’ve now sourced over 20M masks through our supply chain, our design, engineering, operations and packaging teams are also working with suppliers to design, produce and ship face shields for medical workers.”
Apple has received positive feedback from the doctors as they delivered the first shipment of the face shields to Kaiser hospital facilities in the Santa Clara Valley.
“These pack flat. 100 per box. Each shield is assembled in less than two minutes and is fully adjustable. We’re sourcing materials and manufacturing in the US and China, for Apple, this is a labor of love and gratitude, and we’ll share more of our efforts over time. In the meantime, each of us can stop the spread of the virus by following expert advice to stay home, and practice social distancing.” the Apple boss said.
Apart from working on the face masks, Apple is also doing other activities to help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. They are working on a COVID-19 website as well as they are developing an app which will have a screening tool and will have information related to the coronavirus pandemic.