Tim Cook, Apple pledge help during coronavirus pandemic – AL.com

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is pledging the company’s help during the coronavirus pandemic.

In a tweet, Cook, a native of Alabama, said Apple has been helping “source supplies for healthcare providers fighting COVID-19.

“We’re donating millions of masks for health professionals in the U.S. and Europe. To every one of the heroes on the front lines, we thank you,” Cook wrote.

In another message, Cook said Apple was donating medical supplies to Italy, one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus.

Apple’s technology is being used in the coronavirus as well.

Apple has updated its voice assistant Siri to provide information to users who wonder if they have coronavirus. The update include a step-by-step questionnaire with questions about if they are exhibiting the symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath. Siri then directs people to call their healthcare provider or, if the symptoms aren’t extreme, to stay home and avoid contact with others.

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