Tim Cook announces that Apple will donate to fight coronavirus

Tim Cook tweeted on the morning of 25 January, honoring the chinese new year and announcing that Apple will give to those who are helping to support the people affected by the coronavirus.

The Coronavirus, called in short “2019-nCoV“, is a respiratory disease that is not dissimilar to SARS. The symptoms are typically flu-like, with fever, cough and shortness of breath are present. Like many diseases, it is thought that the virus spread from person to person through contact with saliva and mucous membranes.

As people in China and around the world celebrate the Lunar New Year, we send our love and support to the many impacted by the Coronavirus. Apple will be donating to groups on the ground helping support all of those affected.

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) January 25, 2020

According to the CDC, 2019-nCoV has been detected for the first time on 8 December 2019, in the city of Wuhan, in the Hubei province in China, and is expanding in other areas. In China, there were 1,300 cases confirmed 2019-nCoV and 80 deaths.

Apple has also recently announced that he would donate funds for relief efforts in Australia, where a dangerous combination of record temperatures, strong winds and drought in the last two months has prepared the ground for dozens of devastating fires. Cook did not specify in which way the Apple will help, even if in the past the company has donated funds to local organizations and non-profit emergency services in similar situations.