In a series of tweets, Razer Chief Executive Officer Min-Liang Tan has announced that his company has turned some of its existing manufacturing lines from producing gaming devices to making much needed surgical masks to be donated to countries around the world.
This is in response to the worsening COVID-19 situation where “health authorities worldwide are facing an extreme shortage of surgical masks used by the frontline healthcare staff in the battle against the virus”.
Razer intends to donate up to one million masks globally, starting with Singapore, where it has its Southeast Asia headquarters.
“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,” said Tan.
He pointed out that this emergency conversion of some of the company’s 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. 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 let’s support each other in these trying times. The team at Razer is stepping up to do what we can,” he added.