AUKEY, an international electronics and charging brand, has announced that it has shipped 100,000 face masks to hospitals and local authorities in Italy, the country worst hit by COVID-19. AUKEY hopes that these supplies can help alleviate the serious situation within the country.
The masks were manufactured by AUKEY and come in packaging with messages of support in Italian. They were shipped on Tuesday March 17th and have already arrived in Italy.
Led by AUKEY Group’s co-founder and Chairman of the Board Lu Haichuan, the initiative has organized the delivery and allocation of face masks supplies to local governments and hospitals across Italy. 50,000 of the total shipment has been allocated to northern Italy, sent in batches of 20,000 and 30,000 and received by Ospedale Sacro Cuore Don Calabria, a hospital in the Veneto region, province of Verona. Another 25,000 was sent to the ASL2 of Napoli located in Frattaminore, and another 5,000 to employees dealing with the disposal of waste and recycling in the province of Naples. The remaining 20,000 was sent to people in need in the province of Nuoro (Ogliastra), in Sardinia.
“In times of need it’s important we all stick together and help out in whatever way we can,” Lu stated, “I hope with all my heart that this pandemic can be over as soon as possible and we can all return to our regular lives”.
AUKEY has a major presence within Italy and a large number of local contacts, which has aided the organization of this donation. The company hopes that these masks can help protect the most vulnerable and ease the burden on the heroic medical staff across Italy.
In addition to the 100,000 masks sent to Italy, AUKEY is also in the process of organizing similar donations to Spain, France, and Germany. Each country will receive approximately 20,000 face masks, which will hopefully go some way towards alleviating the situation in those countries too.