Apple is donating two million masks to help fight coronavirus pandemic

Ruben Fields
March 24, 2020

Personal protective equipment such as respiratory protection masks, one of the most serious problems for the health of the workers, because this has a self-protection for the medical staff, in order not to be infected, and care for patients corona virus can still. We're also working on sourcing millions of more to donate. "You know, we're not a shipping clerk", he said. In the past 24 hours, cases of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, have spiked in the U.S., while European countries such as Italy, UK, Germany, France and Spain already have their healthcare systems in a state of overload.

For the most up-to-date news and information on the coronavirus pandemic, visit the World Health Organization website. The company has "placed purchase orders for millions of face masks we want to give to our employees and contractors who can not work from home, but very few of those orders have been filled", Bezos composed. Several countries are taking steps to contain the spread. "The president and I literally heard directly from Apple that they're donating 2 million industrial masks to this effort around the country and working with our administration to distribute those", Pence told reporters at the White House briefing.

At a press conference earlier Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence said that Apple was donating 2 million masks to US organizations.

Neither Pence nor Cook said where the protective masks were ordered from or when they would be available. Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon says about its employees, that, "Mask supply global shortage".

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"It's easy to understand why the incredible medical providers serving our communities need to be first in line", Bezos continued.

Pence said Saturday that the Department of Health and Human Services "placed an order for hundreds of millions of N95 masks", with the order coordinated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Tesla, Facebook and Apple have each been contacted for additional comment by Newsweek.

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