PARIS, FRANCE – As stocks for hand sanitizers in France become scarcerover the past few days due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, luxury brand LVMH recently announced its commitment to aid the French populace by turning their factories into hydroalcoholic gel production site sfor hand sanitizers.
This initiative from the parent company of the likes of Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Givenchy aims to provide larger quantities of products that can protect citizens against the virus, while ensuring it gets to those in need, free of charge. The company will deliver the gels straight to French health authorities and a network of hospitals in Paris.
“LVMH will therefore use all the production facilities of its Perfumes and Cosmetic brands in France to produce large quantities of hydroalcoholic gels from Monday,” LVMH said in a statement. “The gels will be delivered free of charge to French health authorities as a priority from this Monday to the Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris.”
Over the weekend, most of the businesses in France have shut down and public restrictions have been set to prevent the further spread of the virus. However, essential establishments like grocery stores, pharmacies, and other vendors remain operational.