The outbreak of the novel corona virus has made respiratory masks in short supply in many places. This is a real problem for everyone who relies on it: people with immunodeficiency, but also doctors and hospitals urgently need supplies. Zara owner Inditex now wants to deliver this. In the factories, not only are the latest trend parts to be produced, but also protective masks.
Inditex produces and donates respiratory masks
As reported by Spanish and international media, the index group, which includes Zara, Pull & Bear and Bershka, has announced that it will produce respirators in its own factories. These should not be a new trend accessory, but should be used in the fight against Corona. The group plans to donate 300,000 masks to hospitals and infected people by the end of the week. 10,000 masks have already been donated. In the future there will be weekly donations. Inditex also wants to check whether it is also possible to manufacture the materials for hospital gowns in the factories.
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The group wants to make its resources available according to the information in its own statement from the Spanish government. So there are no plans to sell the respirators in stores. In addition, the project will probably be limited to Spain. The country is one of the countries most affected by the corona pandemic.
The fact that the company temporarily closed more than 3,700 branches worldwide also showed how seriously the company takes the current situation. Representatives of the company said when the current annual report was presented, the company wanted to concentrate on online trading for the time being.
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Many companies are fighting Corona
Other companies are also fighting against Corona. Cosmetic companies such as L’Oreal or LVMH are currently producing disinfectants in their factories to counteract the scarcity. Many companies also donate to people and companies who are disadvantaged by the epidemic.
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