Although they are told not to, The coronavirus outbreak has sparked panic buying, which in turn has led to a shortage of items, especially cleaning and hygiene items. Surely you have already realized that here in Mexico, in some establishments, antibacterial gel is already scarce and it is not surprising, since its constant use –according to sanitary recommendations– can prevent the spread of COVID-19.
And if here in Latin America, where the outbreak is just beginning, we are not having a very good time, let’s say, now imagine what several countries in Europe are going through. Of course, although the outlook there is not optimistic, Big brands continue to join efforts to help health authorities get out of the coronavirus contingency faster.
Such is the case of marking as Dior, Givenchy and Guerlain, brands belonging to LVMH, the French multinational conglomerate the absolute leader in luxury brands, which To help the French health authorities in the face of the shortage of antibacterial gel, starting this Monday they will begin to manufacture this product in their facilities, to later distribute it in the hospitals of Paris without charging a single penny.
This has been confirmed Bernard Arnault, the CEO of LVMH, who made the measure known to the country’s media through a statement, where he mentioned that for the moment the factories of the three luxury brands will leave perfumes aside and begin to produce antibacterial gel, a commitment to which they will dedicate until the cases of coronavirus in the country decrease considerably.
And it is that France, according to the agency Europa Press, is one of the European countries that is having the worst time with COVID-19. Until the last count carried out on March 15, France had 5,400 confirmed cases and 120 people died due to the coronavirus, figures that have forced the country’s authorities to reinforce efforts to reduce the number of new infected.