Dior luxury fragrance maker Givenchy to start producing free hand sanitizer for French health authorities


Luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, the parent company of Christian Dior, Guerlain and Givenchy, wants to help French health authorities by making hand sanitizer and providing it to them for free.

LVMH said it will use all production facilities for its perfume and cosmetic brands to produce large quantities of hydroalcoholic gel, or hand sanitizer, from Monday.

The gel will be delivered to French health authorities and Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, a network of 39 university hospitals that treats more than 8 million patients each year, according to its website.

“Through this initiative, LVMH intends to help address the risk of product shortages in France and allow a greater number of people to continue to take the right measures to protect themselves from the spread of the virus,” the company said. in a press release. Release.

LVMH’s decision follows a widespread shortage of hand sanitizer across the world. In the United States, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week that the state would produce its own hand sanitizer by employing inmates.
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says washing your hands with soap and water is still the best way to prevent transmission of the coronavirus. For hand sanitizer to be effective, it must contain at least 60% alcohol, according to the CDC.

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