Joining hands against Covid-19, Apple announced support for millions of masks for hospitals in the US and Europe.
On March 21, US Vice President Mike Pence confirmed that Apple is working with the government to donate 2 million gas masks to health facilities in the country, helping to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This is a great story of the American industry,” Vice President Mike Pence said at a White House press conference. “The president and I heard directly from Apple that they donated 2 million masks to support epidemic prevention throughout the country and worked with the government to distribute them.”
According to Cnet, Apples also plans to provide similar support to hospitals in Europe, the region that is becoming a global disease center.
On Twitter, CEO Tim Cook confirmed this information. “We are donating millions of masks to health workers in the US and Europe. To the frontline heroes, thank you,” he shared shortly at dawn on March 22 according to Vietnamese time. Male.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus, the causative agent of the respiratory infection Covid-19, has spread worldwide and has become a pandemic. Cities, states and countries have to put in place a lot of tight controls, a struggling health care system, and the entire industry has stopped working.
In severely affected areas, health workers face a shortage of personal protective equipment, including masks. This device not only prevents the spread of the virus but also protects the doctors, nurses and others who are involved in the epidemic, treating patients.
The Vice President of the United States called on other manufacturers and businesses to support similar moves to Apple.
The Cupertino giant is also heavily influenced by Covid-19. Since the outbreak in China, Apple’s production chain has stalled, resulting in a shortage of equipment supply. CEO Tim Cook has to lower revenue forecast for the second quarter of 2020.
After the disease spread around the world, Apple closed indefinitely all retail stores around the globe (except China), encouraging employees to work from home. The online orders also do not sell more than 2 products of a model at the same time on March 18.