ONE OF Ireland's largest microprocessing companies has donated 100,000 items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to health workers in Ireland fighting on the front lines against the spread of coronavirus.
A subsidiary of technology giant Intel, Intel Ireland took to social media to announce they would be playing their part in helping Ireland overcome the rising threat of the virus, which has killed 19 people so far.
The company, which is based in Leixlip, Co Kildare and employs over 4,000 people, say they are making the donation of gloves, masks and other items "to support our communities during this critical time".
A spokesperson wrote on the company's official Twitter account:
"In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Intel Ireland are donating 100,000 items of personal protective equipment- masks, gloves and other gear- to the [HSE] for health workers on the front lines to support our communities during this critical time".
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Intel Ireland are donating 100,000 items of personal protective equipment – masks, gloves and other gear - to the @HSELive for health workers on the front lines to support our communities during this critical time. pic.twitter.com/qfMok3C5OU
— Intel Ireland (@Intel_IRL) March 26, 2020
The microprocessing company are not the only ones doing their bit to help with the crisis facing the Health Service Executive-- Vodafone Ireland are donating 1,000 smartphones to a charity which helps elderly people from feeling isolated; the makers of Jameson Whiskey are producing hand sanitiser, and O'Neills sportswear are manufacturing scrubs for health workers across the country.