COVID-19 in India: Could your business help ship PPE?

Norfolk-based business Panel Graphic has appealed to businesses that could help with the freight of 80,000 visors to send to frontline medical staff in India as the crisis in the country worsens.

Steve Earl, who heads up plastic specialist firm Panel Graphic, will send £15,000 worth of visors plus covering the £5,000 air freight costs of the 12,000 visors to make sure they make it to the Diocese of Mumbai.

The company still have 80,000 visors in stock after they began producing them instead of their usual display enhancement windows at the onset of the pandemic and is urging support from local businesses willing to help with the freight of the remaining visors.

“We have about 80,000 more visors we could send over and I’m very happy to, it’s just a matter of freight costs.”

The true number of deaths and cases in India is largely unknown – but reports show people being treated for coronavirus in cars as funeral pyres burn in the street after a new variant swept the country.

Mr Earl said: “12,000 visors in all of Mumbai is a drop in the ocean. But even if one business in every county did what they could it would make a huge difference. I know as soon as the visors arrive in India on Monday we’ll start getting requests for more, but we’re just a small family business and there’s only so much we can do.”

“I truly believe that until we’re all safe no one is safe.”

If you can help with the freight of the remaining visors, please get in touch by emailing or calling 01508 528028.

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