COVID-19: Facebook To Donate To Hospitals Over 7 Lakh Masks

Harin - Mar 24, 2020


COVID-19: Facebook To Donate To Hospitals Over 7 Lakh Masks

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Facebook will donate 720,000 masks and 1.5 million pairs of gloves to healthcare workers in the US.

With the COVID-19 outbreak at an alarming rate, medical authorities are needing all the help they can get.

Tech billionaires have already done their part by donating the necessary artillery to medical practitioners. Now, Facebook has joined the bandwagon.

It is revealed that 720,000 masks and 1.5 million pairs of gloves will be donated to healthcare workers in the US.

Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook will donate 720,000 masks and 1.5 million pairs of gloves to healthcare workers in the US.

Moreover, Facebook also mentioned that it wanted to procure more masks to overcome the shortage during the crisis.

In a statement, Zuckerberg said:

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Last week, Facebook launched an information center for COVID-19 that would offer information about the pandemic from trusted sources like WHO, CDC, local health organizations and news agencies.

Facebook also announced that it would give its 45,000 full-time employees six-month bonuses and an additional $1,000 to start work from home.

Besides Facebook, Apple also revealed that it would be donating millions of masks to the US and Europe. The Cupertino giant also showed its appreciation to healthcare workers for their support.

Tim Cook
The Cupertino giant also showed its appreciation to healthcare workers for their support.

Bill Gates, through his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has donated $100 million as well as funding 15,000 medicinal molecules for the research of a vaccine for COVID-19. He also donated at-home testing kits worth Rs 37 crores for people living in the Washington area.

Bill Gates
Bill Gates has also made contributions to the fight against COVID-19.

The outbreak first started out in Wuhan, China and since then, it has spread to over 160 countries around the world. More than 381,000 cases have been recorded with over 16,000 deaths.

>>> Tech Billionaires' Contributions In The Fight Against COVID-19

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