Envision Virgin Racing majority shareholders, the Envision Group, have joined the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus, establishing a face mask production center and donating £5.5million to prevent the pandemic.
Named the ‘Envision Smile Manufacturing Centre’, the production line has been operational since March 1 and was established in only 15 days.
The centre sees the daily production of 100,000 face masks which, in turn, are being donated to businesses, schools and communities in the worst affected areas of China in an attempt to allow people to return to normality.
“Envision’s employees have overcome enormous difficulties to enable production to begin as scheduled at the new mask factory,” said Lei Zhang, Envision Group CEO and Team Owner of the Envision Virgin Racing Formula E Team.
“All masks produced at the facility will be donated to help accelerate the resumption of work and life. When confronting challenges from wind, rain and the epidemic, rather than just crouch in a corner, we choose to awaken people’s hope with a smile.
“We aim to do more than just deliver masks. We aim to deliver hope and help people smile once again. We truly hope to see everyone ‘smile after the rain’.”
£5.5million was also donated alongside the Envision Smile Manufacturing Centre, with this aiding with the delivery of masks, protection equipment and other materials. Further face masks are also being donated to Japan, South Korea and other locations.