Tim Cook dinner, chief government officer of Apple Inc., left, speaks as Marc Benioff, chairman and co-chief government officer of Salesforce.com Inc., listens throughout a keynote on the 2019 DreamForce convention in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019.
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U.S. know-how CEOs together with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Apple’s Tim Cook have pledged to donate masks to medical professionals as giant companies attempt to do their half to assist battle the coronavirus outbreak.
Cook dinner mentioned on Sunday that Apple will donate “hundreds of thousands of masks” for well being professionals within the U.S. and Europe.
On the identical day, Zuckerberg mentioned Fb is donating its emergency reserve of 720,000 masks to well being staff. Fb had initially purchased them in case the wildfires in California continued. Zuckerberg mentioned the corporate can be “engaged on sourcing hundreds of thousands of extra to donate.”
“We’re working laborious throughout all of our sources & relationships to ship an extra 5 million masks this week plus extra essential PPE (private protecting tools),” he added.
China, which was the epicenter of the coronavirus for some time, has seen a dramatic slowdown of latest instances. Actually, China’s Nationwide Well being Fee mentioned there have been 39 new instances as of the top of March 22, all of them imported.
In the meantime, the virus is spreading to the remainder of the world and governments are preventing to get a grip on the state of affairs. The U.S. has shortly turn out to be one of many hardest hit nations, with at the least 35,000 instances and 471 deaths, in keeping with knowledge collected by Johns Hopkins College.