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 CEO Tim Cook posted a video of himself on Twitter on Sunday describing Apple’s efforts in supplying medical frontliners with safety equipment against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). He added that the company’s “design, engineering, operations, and packaging teams are also working with suppliers to design, produce and ship face shields for medical workers” aside to having amassed over 20 million masks across the globe through its supply chain and donation them to facilities in need of them.
The first delivery of these masks are made last week to Santa lara Valley in California, and over one million more are planned to be shipped by the end of this week and another million for every week.
Apple also intends to extend distribution outside the country as well, despite shipment is limited to the United States.