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Apple to design, produce and ship face shields to in-need medical workers

/ 06:37 PM April 06, 2020
Apple, Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in California on June 13, 2016. Image: AFP/Gabrielle Lurie via AFP Relaxnews

On Sunday, Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted a video of himself describing the ways in which Apple is doing its part in supplying medical professionals with safety equipment.

In addition to having sourced over 20 million masks across the world through its supply chain and donating them to in-need facilities, Cook states 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.”

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The first shipment of these masks — which can be assembled in under two minutes and are fully adjustable — were made last week to Santa Clara Valley in California. Cook says that Apple has plans to ship over one million masks by the end of this week and one million every week after that. While shipment will be limited to the United States at the beginning, the company intends to spread distribution outside the country, as well.

According to Cook, both these efforts are “a labor of love and gratitude” for Apple. RGA

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