3M, a global leader in personal protective equipment, is increasing the global production of respiratory protection products as quickly as possible in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
In China and around the world, 3M is working with customers, distributors, as well as government and medical officials to help get supplies where they are needed. As a leader in personal protective equipment, 3M is committed to supporting the public health and governmental response to the coronavirus to help protect and treat people.
“3M has donated medical supplies, including respirators, surgical masks, and hand sanitizer in affected areas in China, and we will continue to work with our humanitarian aid partners such as Wuhan Red Cross, Direct Relief, and MAP International to donate supplies,” a representative of 3M told VIR.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have not made any recommendations for personal protective equipment (PPE) use, including respirators, by the general public. Healthcare workers are advised to wear PPE in certain situations.
According to the latest update from the Ministry of Health, as of 5:30AM of February 12, it was reported 44,754 people testing positive for nCoV in 28 countries, including 44,276 in China. The deadly virus killed 1,112 people. The coronavirus was detected in 478 patients outside of China.
Vietnam reported 15 cases of nCoV infection, with six successfully cured. They include nine people in Vinh Phuc, three in Ho Chi Minh City, and one in the northern central province of Thanh Hoa.
Established in 1994, 3M Vietnam operates in the fields of industrial; safety and graphics; healthcare, and consumer goods. By the end of December 31, 2018, the company's revenue was estimated at $32.765 billion, 3.5 per cent higher than in the same period last year.
3M, one of the US Fortune 500 multinational corporations, has been continuously listed among Vietnam’s top 100 places to work in recent years thanks to its unique culture of flexibility, innovation, and its focus on ethics and sustainability.
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