New Delhi: Chinese smartphone makers Vivo and Oppo have extended their support for COVID-19 relief efforts with oxygen concentrators and other equipment. Vivo India on Tuesday announced a donation of Rs 2 crore to aid COVID-19 relief efforts and help acquire oxygen concentrators.
“We are all in this together, and we must fight as a unit to defeat COVID-19. vivo is committed to providing support to the communities in these testing times,” Vivo India brand strategy director Nipun Marya said in a statement.
Marya said “this small contribution will help save many lives. We must show tremendous resolve in responding to these unprecedented times.”
Oppo has pledged to donate 1,000 oxygenators and 500 breathing machines to the Red Cross Society and the Uttar Pradesh government and 5,000 units of Oppo Band Style to front-line workers.
“As an organisation, we believe in ‘Technology for Mankind, Kindness for the World’, and we pledge to donate 1,000 oxygenators and 500 breathing machines worth Rs 4.3 crore to the Indian Red Cross Society and the government of Uttar Pradesh to help in the fight against COVID.
Earlier, Google and Alphabet chief executive officer Sundar Pichai expressed his concern on the current situation in India and said that he was ‘devastated’ by the ‘worsening’ Covid crisis and announced that the technology giant will provide Rs 135 crore to finance relief measures in the country.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadela also pledged support to India in view of the surge in coronavirus cases. He said he is ‘heartbroken’ by the current situation in India and extended his gratitude to the US for help.
(With PTI Inputs)