Cook took to Twitter to announce that the company will also be to fight the devastating effect of the pandemic in the country.
“Amid a devastating rise of COVID cases in India, our thoughts are with the medical workers, our Apple family and everyone there who is fighting through this awful stage of the pandemic. Apple will be donating to support and relief efforts on the ground,” said Cook in a tweet.
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— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) 1619469186000
Just yesterday, Pichai and Nadella also pledged their support to help the country battling the crisis.
Pichai said that Google has pledged Rs 135 crore in funding in new funding from India. This includes two grants from Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, totalling Rs 20 crore. The first is to non-profit organisation GiveIndia, which will provide cash assistance to families hit hardest by the crisis to help with their everyday expenses. The second grant will go to UNICEF, which will help in getting urgent medical supplies, including oxygen and testing equipment, to where it’s needed most in India.
Nadella said he was “heartbroken” by the current coronavirus situation in India. “I am heartbroken by the current situation in India. I’m grateful the US government is mobilising to help. Microsoft will continue to use its voice, resources, and technology to aid relief efforts, and support the purchase of critical oxygen concentration devices,” he said.