Apple CEO Tim Chef has given an upgrade to the firm’s response to the COVID-19 dilemma. In a video uploaded to Twitter, Chef says Apple has sourced more than 20 million masks through its global supply chain and also is dealing with federal governments to donate them where they’re required.
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
Apple has additionally introduced “a company-wide initiative bringing with each other product designers, engineering, operations, product packaging groups, and also our suppliers to make, generate and ship face guards for wellness workers,” according to Cook, who displayed among these guards in the video clip.
” Our very first delivery was provided to Kaiser health center centers in the Santa Clara Valley this previous week, as well as the feedback from doctors was very favorable,” Cook states. “These pack level, one hundred per box. Each guard is constructed in less than two mins as well as is fully flexible. We’re sourcing products and also produced in the United States and China.”
Apple intends to ship more significant than one million guards by the end of this week and also a further million weekly afterward. Until now, the business has been functioning to distribute them across the United States but plans to increase in other places quickly. “Our emphasis gets on unique means Apple can assist, satisfying important requirements of caretakers quickly and at a scale, the scenarios require,” Cook states.