France has a shortage of hand sanitiser. The luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton (LVMH) is using its perfume production lines to make sanitiser. The company wants to tackle the shortage. It announced: "LVMH will use the production lines of its perfume...brands to produce large quantities of alcoholic gels. These gels will be delivered free of charge to health authorities." It added: "LVMH will continue to honour this commitment for as long as necessary."
LVMH owns well-known brands such as Moet & Chandon, Tag Heuer and Bulgari. It makes perfume for Dior and Givenchy. In a warlike effort, it will change production to help France's health system. More companies could help fight against the coronavirus. The UK has asked carmaker Rolls Royce to make ventilators. These are urgently required to help people breathe. The UK's health service has a huge shortage of them.