In an unlikely turn of events. Nintendo of America has donated 9,500 N95 face masks to emergency services in North Bend, Washington. This is all in an effort to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nintendo representative Jerry Danson explained that Nintendo had stored the masks as part of its “emergency preparedness planning”, and were bought a long time ago in case Nintendo needed it.
According to North Bend’s local government website (via GamesIndustry.biz), Eastside Fire and Rescue, where Nintendo donated its 9,500 of its N95 Particulate Respirator masks to, will be distributing “the masks throughout the region to address immediate needs, including the City of North Bend”.
The N95 masks can be used by first responders such as EMTs and firepeople, to protect them while dealing with people who may have coronavirus. Respirator face masks are among the most-needed medical supplies as emergency services try and cope with the coronavirus crisis as it is able to help filter out air particles when breathing.
A spokesperson from the city of North Bend said that its citizens “deeply appreciate the generous donation from Nintendo”.
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