SWITZERLAND, MARCH 27 – The Chief Executive Officer of Tesla Inc, Elon Musk has disclosed that the company’s gigafactory located in New York would open soon for the production of ventilators amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
The disclosure came in a series of tweets, which was posted on his Twitter account, following previous statements where he had outlined plans of donating ventilators. Ventilators are used to help people breathe and fight the coronavirus(Covid-19) disease, so it is a critical piece of medical equipment needed for patients who are hospitalized with the virus.
“Making good progress. We will do whatever is needed to help in these difficult times.
Giga New York will reopen for ventilator production as soon as humanly possible. We will do anything in our power to help the citizens of New York,” the tweet read.
This news comes after Tesla’s Chinese team and Musk managed to secure about 1,000 ventilators from China and delivered them to hospitals in California.