The coronavirus outbreak in France has created a scarcity of the anti-viral products across the country. The luxury goods maker LVMH wants to help tackle this nationwide shortage. The owner of the Luxury goods brand said in a statement, “LVMH will use the production lines of its perfume and cosmetic brands… to produce large quantities of hydroalcoholic gels from Monday.” The French company will provide the free sanitizers to French authorities and the Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris. The Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris is the largest hospital in Europe.
LVMH is the company behind the brands Louis Vuitton, Dior and Givenchy and is making efforts to help people of France tackle the Coronavirus pandemic.
- LVMH intends to help address the risk of a lack of anti-viral products in France and enable a greater number of people to continue to take the right action to protect themselves.
- France closed its restaurants and entertainment facilities from March 15, 2020 midnight and urged its citizens to stay at home as much as possible.
- The prime minister of Italy has declared Italy as a red zone. In Italy the virus has claimed 368 lives in a span of 24 hours.
LVMH stated, "Through this initiative, LVMH intends to help address the risk of a lack of product in France and enable a greater number of people to continue to take the right action to protect themselves from the spread of the virus. LVMH will continue to honor this commitment for as long as necessary, in connection with the French health authorities."
Coronavirus in France
As per the BBC Coronavirus caused around 120 deaths in France. The country has closed its restaurants and entertainment facilities from March 15, 2020 midnight. France also urged its citizens to stay at home as much as possible. Also, France closed its non-essential stores in an effort to combat the virus. But the grocery stores, Pharmacies, and other essential stores will remain open. Europe is now the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak as per the World Health Organisation.
Italy As A Red Zone
The Prime Minister of Italy has declared the country as a red zone. In Italy the virus has claimed 368 lives in a span the last 24 hours. Italy also banned public gatherings. Further Italy also suspended all the domestic sports events. Iran also banned public gatherings and cancelled the Friday prayers in Tehran and other major cities. Also, schools have been closed.
South Korea also closed schools till March 22. A few offices were closed too and the government encouraged people to stay home. In Spain, Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa encouraged companies to reduce working hours and travel and to support remote work the NPR reported.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States recommends rubbing on hand sanitisers with at least 60% alcohol in case you don’t have access to soap and if you aren’t able to wash your hands.
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