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As [with / wither] many countries, France is experiencing a [short / shortage] of hand sanitiser. To help [combat / combatant] this, the luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton (LVMH) will start making sanitiser to help fight the COVID-19 [viral / virus] . The company will repurpose its perfume production [links / lines] to start making anti-viral products. A spokesperson said the company wants to help [tackle / tickle] the shortage of sanitiser across France. He announced: "LVMH will use the production lines of [their / its] perfume and cosmetic [bland / brands] to produce large quantities of alcoholic gels. These gels will be delivered free of [charge / change] to health authorities." He added: "LVMH will continue to honour this commitment for as [longing / long] as necessary, in connection with the French health authorities."

LVMH is a luxury goods [congregate / conglomerate] that owns well-known brands such as champagne [marker / maker] Moet & Chandon, watchmaker Tag Heuer and jeweller Bulgari. Its factories manufacture perfume and makeup [from / for] brands like Christian Dior and Givenchy. In a warlike [affect / effort] , they will change production to help France's health system. More commercial companies could start helping [up / out] in the fight against the coronavirus. The UK government has [asked / asking] the car and jet-engine maker Rolls Royce to start making ventilators. These are [urgent / urgently] required to help people hospitalised with the virus [breath / breathe] . The UK's health service has a [hug / huge] shortage of ventilators and is readying itself for more people to [contract / contact] the virus.

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