Apple donates around 20 million masks to health workers
New York : Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday morning updated about Apple's contribution towards war against the coronavirus pandemic. Cook informed that the company has already donated around 20 million face masks to the health workers and also working on custom face shields for medical works.
Tim Cook made the announcement via a 2-minute video message he shared on the social media platform. The video comes after it was learned that Apple will be donating millions of the masks to the health workers in the US and Europe.
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. pic.twitter.com/3xRqNgMThX— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 5, 2020
"Our design, engineering, operations and packaging teams are also working with suppliers to design, produce and ship face shields for medical workers," Cook said.
Apple has already shipped the first batch of these face shields to Kaiser Hospital in Santa Clara, California. Cook also mentioned that the response to these face shields from medical workers has been incredible.
"Our first shipment was delivered to Kaiser hospital facilities in the Santa Clara Valley this past week, and the feedback from doctors was very positive. These pack flat, 100 per box. Each shield is assembles in less than two minutes and is fully adjustable. We’re sourcing materials and manufacturing in the US and China," Cook said.