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Apple CEO Tim Cook pledges aid to India amid Covid-19 surge

Apple CEO Tim Cook calls India's Covid-19 surge 'devastating', announces aid


Apple CEO Tim Cook pledges aid to India amid Covid-19 surge

With India struggling with the new, more infectious wave of Covid pandemic, support is pouring in from across the international community. Now, Apple CEO Tim Cook also has announced it will be donating to support relief efforts on the ground.

“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,” Tim Cook tweeted.

India has emerged as the hotspot of Covid-19 globally, reporting over three lakh cases on sixth day in a row. The crisis has deepened due to acute shortage of medical supplies.

In a show of solidarity, CEOs of some 40 top American companies have come together to create a global task force to mobilise resources to help India fight the battle against COVID-19. Earlier, Indian-American CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella and his Google counterpart Sundar Pichai on Monday extended their support to India amid a record surge in coronavirus cases. While Microsoft said it will help India with the purchase of oxygen concentrators among other resources and technologies, Google has pledged Rs 135 crore in funding, including the grants made to GiveIndia and UNICEF for their relentless efforts towards the affected public.

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