With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, many national & international organizations have come forward to control the spread of the virus. From public to private sectors, everyone is trying to contribute their bit. Many countries have been put under complete lockdown by their respective governments.
In this time, people have been stocking up all the essentials needed for their survival. But many people were been seen panic buying all over the world and the most crucial thing has been seen almost unavailable everywhere are the ‘Masks’.
The shortage has been so crucial that the healthcare workers have been left vulnerable while being on the frontline treating the infected patients. As a last resort, many pictures & videos have emerged where healthcare officials were seen using plastic sheets or scarfs as masks.
People need to understand that unless they are a part of the healthcare department or treating an infected member of the family, they do not need to wear the mask at all. Nevertheless, these masks will be useless unless one is aware of the right way to wear it.
The global shortage of these medical masks had made the billionaires & industrialists everywhere to come forward and help the healthcare team in any way possible.
Here are the names of the billionaire industrialists/executives who have promised to donate as many masks as possible.
In a recent post, Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook 7,20,000 masks and are sourcing millions more to donate later on.
Our teams at Apple have been working to help source supplies for healthcare providers fighting COVID-19. We’re donating millions of masks for health professionals in the US and Europe. To every one of the heroes on the front lines, we thank you.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 21, 2020
Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted Saturday that the company was donating “millions of masks for health professionals in the US and Europe,” to help combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. Cook’s tweet appears to confirm a statement earlier in the day by Vice President Mike Pence.
Thank you to our Ohana for delivering our first 9000 masks to UCSF. We are working hard across all of our resources & relationships to deliver an additional 5 million masks this week plus additional critical PPE. All of us need to focus on getting PPE to our local hospitals. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/y7mgL0KhrT
— Marc Benioff (@Benioff) March 23, 2020
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff also said Sunday that the company had delivered 9,000 masks to the University of California, San Francisco.
The first shipment of masks and coronavirus test kits to the US is taking off from Shanghai. All the best to our friends in America. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/LTn26gvlOl
— Jack Ma (@JackMa) March 16, 2020
Jack Ma, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. co-founder, recently joined Twitter and in his first tweet, Ma posted photos of a China Eastern Airlines plane with boxes of coronavirus test kits and face masks slated to be shipped and donated to the U.S. from Shanghai.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella outlined the ways his company is teaming up with medical and research organizations to provide software tools in the COVID-19 fight.
Thanks for taking delivery in your garage! Let us know if there’s anything else you need.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 23, 2020
Tesla has already donated 50,000 N95 masks and multiple PAPR helmets. According to CEO Elon Musk, they have another 200,000 masks heading out to hospitals.