Researcher at LVMH Helios lab
A researcher works inside one of the LVMH laboratories in France.
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French luxury conglomerate LVMH announced yesterday that it would produce sanitising hand gels at its perfume and cosmetic facilities in France, in efforts to fight against the Covid-19 outbreak.

The factories that currently manufacture fragrances and make-up for brands such as Christian Dior, Guerlain and Givenchy will “produce large quantities hydroalcoholic gels from Monday (today)”, which will then be donated to French health authorities.

Bernard Arnault LVMH
Bernard Arnault, Chairman and Chief Executive of LVMH.
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LVMH is expected to produce up to 12 tonnes of the hydroalcoholic gel this week, and “will continue to honour this commitment for as long as necessary, in connection with the French health authorities”.

This comes as France imposes strict measures—including the closure non-essential businesses such as restaurants, bars, cafés and cinemas—to contain the spread of the rapidly escalating pandemic.

Price regulations have also been enforced due to panic buying and the increasing shortage of sanitising supplies.

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