Razer is going to manufacture 1m surgical masks

Razer is going to manufacture 1m surgical masks

PC hardware specialist Razer has turned its hand to help in the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Taking to Twitter, CEO Min-Liang Tan said that the company had been working 24-hours to turn its manufacturing infrastructure to make surgical masks which it is donating around the world.

The Razer chief exec says that the plan is to donate one million of these masks to health authorities, starting with the home of its Razer South East Asia operation in Singapore.

"Over the past few days, our designers and engineers have been working 24-hour shifts to convert some of our existing manufacturing lines to produce surgical masks so that we can donate them to countries around the world," Tan wrote.

"We intend to donate up to 1M masks to the health authorities of different countries globally. For starters, we’ve been in touch with the authorities in Singapore (where Razer's SEA HQ is based) to donate some of the initial shipments to assist their fight against COVID-19. The rest of our Razer global/regional offices will also be reaching out to their respective governments/health authorities to see how we can prioritise our support and donations of surgical masks in the various countries and regions where we have a presence.

"All of us have a part to play and we should be doing whatever we can with the situation getting more serious. Please keep yourself and your family safe – and do lets support each other in these trying times. The team at Razer is stepping up to do what we can."

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