Gaming peripheral and accessory maker Razer will be making surgical masks to help combat COVID-19 which has affected the world. The gaming company will be donating Razer surgical masks to different countries globally.
This was announced by Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan over on Twitter where he also mentioned that the company’s designers and engineers have been working 24-hour shifts to convert their existing manufacturing lines to produce surgical masks. We’ve included Tan’s complete message below.
Note that the image above isn’t what the mask will look like, but rather a pic taken from Kotaku.
So I haven’t had much sleep over the past couple of days to get this initiative up and running, but I’m happy to be able to announce this on behalf of the team here at @Razer
— Min-Liang Tan (@minliangtan) March 19, 2020
So I haven’t had much sleep over the past couple of days to get this initiative up and running, but I’m happy to be able to announce this on behalf of the team here at @RazerWith the worsening of the COVID-19 situation, health authorities worldwide are facing an extreme shortage of surgical masks used by the frontline healthcare staff in the battle against the virus. Some countries have even banned the export of masks in face of the dire shortage.While there has been incredible demand for our products during this time with many staying home to avoid the crowds (and to play games), the team at @Razer understands that all of us have a part to play in fighting the virus – no matter which industry we come from.
Over the past few days, our designers and engineers have been working 24-hour shifts to convert some of our existing manufacturing lines to produce surgical masks so that we can donate them to countries around the world.
We intend to donate up to 1M masks to the health authorities of different countries globally. For starters, we’ve been in touch with the authorities in Singapore (where the @Razer SEA HQ is based) to donate some of the initial shipments to assist their fight against COVID-19.
The rest of our Razer global/regional offices will also be reaching out to their respective governments/health authorities to see how we can prioritize our support and donations of surgical masks in the various countries and regions where we have a presence.
All of us have a part to play and we should be doing whatever we can with the situation getting more serious. Please keep yourself and your family safe – and do lets support each other in these trying times. The team at Razer is stepping up to do what we can.
This emergency conversion of some of our lines and donation of masks is the first step of many that @Razer will take. We are committed to contributing our extra time, resources, effort and talent toward the fight against COVID-19.
f you’d like to get involved with our fight against the virus, please follow the @Razer social media channels. If you’re a corporate or an individual who just wants to help– do reach out to us. We need all the help we can. #razerforlife #covid_19 #forgamersbygamers #razermask
This is definitely an admirable job by Tan and his company. Let’s hope other gaming companies can help out with this global pandemic as well.