- CNN.com, Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:21 PM
The company known for revolutionary vacuum cleaners is pivoting in light of the coronavirus. Dyson has received an order from the U.K. government for 10,000 ventilators to support efforts by the
country's National Health Service. James Dyson, the company's billionaire founder, confirmed the order in a letter to employees shared with CNN on Wednesday. Dyson said the company had designed and
built an entirely new ventilator, called the "CoVent," since he received the call 10 days ago from U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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