Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the company successfully secured more than 20 million masks or face shields from its supply chains around the world to address shortages of medical supplies. On top of that, the Cupertino giant goes further to start manufacturing face shields to protect healthcare workers.
“Apple is dedicated to support the global response to COVID-19, ″ Cook reported in a video posted on Twitter. “We have now sourced more than 20 million masks through our supply chain.”
Then detailed that face shields are designed to be flat in order to easily ship with around 100 units per box. They are also made to be quickly assembled by healthcare professionals in two minutes.
The first batch It was sent to the Kaiser Hospital facility in the Santa Clara Valley.
Apple plans ship over a million of these face shields by the end of this week and will continue to produce more in the following week. The company has also partnered with government and medical professionals to ensure that face shields are delivered to the places where they are needed most.
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