It's no lie that medical supplies have been in short supply since the outbreak, hospitals have been inundated with patients, and doctors and nurses are doing all they can to ensure people are safe and recover as quickly as possible.
But amidst the coronavirus pandemic, there have come some truly amazing stories of kindness.
Keep scrolling to read about one multi-millionaire's heartwarming gesture...
Hospitals have been running out of supplies.
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We have been bombarded left right and center with information on the virus.
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The majority of major countries have now been affected...
via: GettyAnd lockdowns have been set in place globally, including the likes of Italy and the United Kingdom - which was announced earlier this week by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
But here in the United States...
via: GettyThings have escalated out of control.
Initially, the president reassured us that "everything was fine"...But little did he know of what was to come.
The death toll here in the States has rocketed in the last month...
via: GettyThere are now a total of 54,941 cases across the country, and so far, 784 people have died from the virus.
On the 13th of March, President Trump finally declared a national emergency...
via: GettyAnd this is when things began to get really serious.
So many people have been left without jobs...
via: GettyAnd it's safe to say that the panic is well and truly setting in.
People have been stockpiling their groceries to the extreme amidst the self-isolation requirements...
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This stockpiling is not only unnecessary...
via: GettyBut it is also extremely selfish as nothing has been left for the elderly and vulnerable who aren't able to easily access their local supermarkets.
Products such as toilet paper, soaps, and hand sanitizers have been left completely sold out...
via: GettyAnd so many people around the world have been left without these vital day-to-day items.
Authorities have been urging people to stop this selfish stockpiling...
via: GettyBut they simply won't listen.
But one man in the UK has made it his job to help.
via: GettyDoctors and nurses who have been working around the clock now have their chance of getting their hands on these essentials.
A factory is being built to fill the need for hand sanitizers.It will make one million bottles per month!
It's all thanks to Multi-billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe.
via: GettyHe is the driving force behind the plan to help the UK's current critical shortage by giving all the hand sanitizers to the NHS for free.
He said the factory will be up and running in just 10 days.
via: GettyThere are also plans to build another factory in Germany. Sir Ratcliffe explained: "We will build two factories in the UK and Germany in 10 days to produce very substantial supplies."
Sir Ratcliffe owns the chemicals company INEOS who will be carrying out this grand gesture.
via: GettyHe explained: "It is becoming increasingly clear that hand to mouth infection is a significant cause of Coronavirus contagion and INEOS is Europe's largest manufacturer of the core ingredient of hand sanitiser."