Apple is donation N95 masks to healthcare providers fighting COVID-19 in the US and Europe.
Vice President Mike Pence announced in a press briefing that two days ago that Apple would be donating two million N95 respirator masks to hospitals in the United States and Europe.
VP PENCE: Apple is donating 2 Million N95 masks pic.twitter.com/w6ZBFurqmz
— ALX ?? (@alx) March 21, 2020
Cook explained in a tweet last Saturday:
Our teams at Apple have been working to help source supplies for healthcare providers fighting COVID-19. 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.
Apple is also allowing Apple Card owners to skip their March payments without interest.
Silicon Valley is our home and we know the coming weeks will bring untold challenges for the many small businesses in our community. We are supporting #SiliconValleyStrong to help our neighbors get through these unprecedented times.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 18, 2020
Moreover, Cook announced earlier last week that the Cupertino tech giant was making “a substantial donation to Italy’s Protezione Civile to help their first responders, medical personnel and volunteers. That donation included medical supplies.
It’s never been more important to support each other. We’re making a substantial donation including medical supplies to Protezione Civile in Italy, to help the heroic first responders, medical personnel & volunteers working tirelessly to protect & save lives. Vicini all’?? ❤️
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 19, 2020
Apple’s response so far to helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 includes other actions, including temporarily closing all stores outside of Greater China, committing $15 million to help with worldwide recovery and doubling donations, among other measures.