Airbus donates 600,000 masks to help keep Stevenage council workers safe during coronavirus crisis

PUBLISHED: 08:47 20 July 2020

Airbus, which has a site on Stevenage's Gunnels Wood Road, has donated 600,000 surgical masks to Stevenage Borough Council to help keep key workers safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Airbus, which has a site on Stevenage's Gunnels Wood Road, has donated 600,000 surgical masks to Stevenage Borough Council to help keep key workers safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Aerospace company Airbus, which has a site in Stevenage, has been using its test aircraft to fly in surgical masks and PPE equipment from China to Europe for distribution to key workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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In the latest delivery, Stevenage Borough Council has received 600,000 masks for its staff.

The council’s leader, Sharon Taylor, said: “This very generous donation will help keep our key workers safe as they provide essential services to the residents and businesses of Stevenage.”

Airbus senior vice-president in the UK, Katherine Bennett CBE, said: “The pandemic has been both a global health and economic emergency but I am immensely proud that, despite our own challenges as a result of COVID-19’s impact on the aviation industry, Airbus has played its part in trying to help in this international crisis. We stand ready to continue to assist in any way we can.”


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