Mike Manley stated one of many group’s vegetation in Asia can be transformed to supply face masks for healthcare employees and would rapidly attain a goal of 1 million masks monthly.
- Last Updated: March 23, 2020, 4:21 PM IST
- Edited by: Anirudh SK
Fiat Chrysler Chief Executive Mike Manley instructed staff that the carmaker would assist with the manufacturing of masks in the course of the coronavirus emergency, a union consultant stated on Monday.
Manley stated one of many group’s vegetation in Asia can be transformed to supply face masks for healthcare employees and would rapidly attain a goal of 1 million masks monthly, UILM union consultant Gianluca Ficco stated, quoting a letter despatched by the CEO to staff.
Fiat Chrysler and luxurious carmaker Ferrari are additionally in talks with the nation’s greatest ventilator producer to assist it increase manufacturing of the life-saving machines that are urgently wanted within the coronavirus disaster, firm officers stated final week.
In a tweet on Sunday, US President Donald Trump authorized Ford, General Motors and Tesla to fabricate ventilators for its staff amid the outbreak of Coronavirus.
Beginning on Thursday, Tesla introduced that its employees will obtain masks and have their temperature checked previous to entry, Wednesday night time’s electronic mail stated, including that extra hygiene stations might be added and the cleansing frequency of labor areas be elevated.
The coronavirus outbreak comes as Tesla ramps up manufacturing of its Model Y sport utility car on the manufacturing unit, which Musk has stated will see increased demand than all of Tesla’s different fashions mixed.
Separately on Thursday, lots of of Twitter customers welcomed a suggestion by Musk to make ventilators for coronavirus victims, after the United States appealed for donations of respirator masks to fight a scarcity.
On Wednesday, the World Health Organization stated it was in talks with China and others to assist ramp up provides of well being gear, whereas General Motors and Ford Motor stated they have been in talks with White House officers.