Apple has an interesting answer to returning to business as usual amid the coronavirus pandemic. Apple has reportedly designed the Apple Face Mask which will be sent out to corporate and retail workers as they return to work.
Employees will be receiving the Apple Face Mask in the coming weeks.
According to Bloomberg, the Apple Face Mask will feature “large coverings on the top and bottom for the wearer’s nose and chin.” The facemask was developed by the same design teams that work on the iPhone and iPad.
In the meantime, Apple will continue to provide cloth masks for employees.
The coronavirus mainly comes from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).
The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.
While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 6.38 million confirmed cases and 191,000 deaths in the United States — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.