The company is also working with medical device company Medtronic to start the production of ventilators at its Fremont plant.Tesla CEO, Elon Musk has announced that the company plans to reopen its Giga New York factory "as soon as humanly possible" to make ventilators. "We will do everything we can to help NY citizens." said. Now, the story took a twist as Musk said that Tesla's factory in NY will start producing ventilators.
The founder of SpaceX, Elon Musk ever discover that he is willing to help, the government of the United States of America (USA) in the face of the corona-virus. Musk has said that Tesla will manufacture ventilators if there is a shortage. In the interview, Ishrak singled out Tesla as one of the partners Medtronic has enlisted to speed up production of ventilators as COVID-19 spreads through the US.
Local authorities have confirmed that Tesla stopped making electric cars in California on Monday, March 23, pursuant to a shelter-in-place order triggered by the new coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 attacks the lungs and can cause acute respiratory distress syndrome and pneumonia.
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The measures will supplement provisions for tax breaks, loans and hardship grants that are already available to the self-employed. Grants will be paid in a single lump-sum instalment covering all 3 months and will start to be paid at the beginning of June.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Friday that 519 people have died from the coronavirus in the state, up from the previous day's total of 385 deaths, and more than 44,000 people have been infected. For patients suffering from the worst effects of the infection, a ventilator offers the best chance of survival.
"Tesla has informed us that the Gigafactory in Storey County is reducing on-site staff by roughly 75% in the coming days", Austin Osborne said in a post on the county's website. WGRZ reports Tesla is now working with Medtronic to produce ventilators at its Fremont plant, but more are needed in the Empire State.
"China had an oversupply, so we bought 1255 FDA-approved RedMed, Philips and Medtronic ventilators on Friday night and airshipped them to LA", Mr Musk tweeted.