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Ford Motor to donate surgical masks, N95 masks to help India fight Covid-19

American auto major said it is donating 50 lakh surgical masks, 1 lakh N95 masks and 50,000 gowns to help fight the surge of COVID-19 cases in India

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American auto major Company on Friday said it is donating 50 lakh surgical masks, 1 lakh N95 masks and 50,000 gowns to help fight the surge of COVID-19 cases in India.

The company further said Ford Fund is also donating USD 200,000 (around Rs 1.5 crore) to support organisations providing essential COVID-19 relief in India and Brazil.

"To help mitigate the surge of cases in India, @Ford is donating 5 million surgical masks, 100K N95 masks and 50K gowns to the area," Ford said in a tweet.

In addition, it said, "Ford Fund is donating USD 200,000 to support organizations providing essential COVID-19 relief in India and Brazil."

India is currently reeling under a devastating second wave of the pandemic.

According to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday, the country saw 3,86,452 new infections in a span of 24 hours, the highest single-day rise so far. With it the total tally of COVID-19 cases reached 1,87,62,976, while active cases crossed the 31-lakh mark.

As per the data updated at 8 am, the death toll increased to 2,08,330 with 3,498 daily new fatalities.

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First Published: Fri, April 30 2021. 10:59 IST