Apple is donating several million industrial-grade respirator masks to health care organizations, due to the shortage of supplies and equipment needed to respond those affected by the global coronavirus pandemic.
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple confirmed efforts to help the cause saying, the supplies would go to providers in the U.S. and Europe.
“Our teams at Apple have been working to help source supplies for healthcare providers fighting COVID-19,” Cook wrote in a post on Twitter. “We’re donating millions of masks for health professionals in the US and Europe. To every one of the heroes on the front lines, we thank you.”
While he didn’t elaborate on just how many were going around, Vice President Mike Pence said in a briefing that 2 million N95 masks were headed to the US. This comes along with other contributions, including $15 million in donations and a program that lets Apple Card owners skip their March payments without interest.
There are many other similar platforms supporting the fight against the virus, including direct equipment donations.