FCA donating over 1M face masks per month amid coronavirus pandemic

Henrietta Strickland
March 26, 2020

Last Friday, President Trump said he will use the Defense Production Act to combat the deadly coronavirus pandemic and enlist companies in this healthcare crisis and Monday the first official fruits of move were revealed when Fiat Chrysler announced it would manufacture and donate more than 1 million protective face masks per month. USA And Canada and Mexico.

"We've marshalled the resources of the FCA Group to focus immediately on installing production capacity for making masks and supporting those most in need on the front line of this pandemic".

The monthly output of one million masks will be donated to police, emergency medical staff, firefighters and to workers in hospitals and health care clinics, it said. Construction companies have responded, Pence said in a subsequent press conference.

The decision to begin distribution of masks in North America rather than Italy, the company's other home country, underlines the hard balance global companies are having to maintain as they weigh where to offer help in the emergency.

At the same time, famous fashion designer Christian Siriano and his team offered their services to sew medical masks in NY, while Hanes, Zara, L'Oreal, Louis Vuitton SE (LVMH) and different breweries and distillers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Sweden and Australia all took part in lending their services and expertise to produce essential needs that will further help and protect frontliners from COVID-19.

General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Tesla Inc. have also relayed their plans to either work with ventilator companies to boost their production or build their own machine to help those who are affected by the deadly bug. And since there is no clinically proven treatment yet, ventilators are trusted to help people breathe and fight disease.

GM said Friday that it is working with Ventec Life Systems to help increase production of respiratory care products, such as ventilators. Medtronic He later confirmed those conversations in a tweet.

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