Apple is donating 2 million N95 industrial masks to healthcare workers, CEO Tim Cook tweeted on Saturday, March 21.

"Our teams at Apple have been working to help source supplies for healthcare providers fighting COVID-19," Cook said, adding the mask donations will be distributed to health professionals in the US and Europe.

US Vice President Mike Pence also confirmed the gesture in a press conference on Saturday. “The president and I literally heard directly from Apple that they’re donating 2 million industrial masks to this effort around the country and working with our administration to distribute those,” Pence told reporters at the White House briefing.

The N95 respirator is among the most effective masks against filtrating airborne particles and the coronavirus.

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