The first batch of such guards has been the hospital complex in Silicon valley.

Apple CEO Tim cook in the Sunday video message on Twitter said that the company designs and produces shields to protect the face, which can use providers in the U.S. in the epidemic of the coronavirus. The first batch of such guards has been the hospital complex network Kaiser Permanente in Silicon valley. Feedback from the doctors at the hospital, according to Tim cook, were positive, reports

“We are working closely with medical experts and officials throughout the US to deliver these products to where it is desperately needed,” he said. By the end of this week, Apple plans to send 1 million guards and then weekly to put 1 million flaps. At first, delivery will only be in the US, then hopefully at Apple and outside the country.

In addition, the head of the company said that they double the number of medical masks, which they donated to healthcare workers in the United States, from 10 million to 20 million units.

In the USA the number of people infected with coronavirus has exceeded 337 thousand people, died more than 9.5 thousand the Number of infected COVID-19 has exceeded 1.2 million people, almost 70 thousand dead.