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Tala Ramadan 09 Apr 2020

These Companies Are Manufacturing Products To Help Stop The Spread Of COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on communities across the world, some international brands have announced plans to begin manufacturing products that will help prevent the infectious disease from spreading.

1. L’Oréal

L’Oréal leapt to humanity’s aid by also offering up its factories to produce hand sanitizer.

2. Zara

Inditex, the company that owns Zara, announced that it would be producing hospital gowns and masks for patients and medical workers alike.

3. Apple

Apple designed face shields and will ship out 1 million of them each additional week the virus spreads.

4. Uber

Uber is offering 10 million free rides and deliveries of food for frontline healthcare workers, seniors, and people in need.⁣

5. H&M

The fashion retailer has offered to source masks, gowns, and gloves for hospitals in European countries amid shortages, and has donated 500,000 USD to the World Health Organization to help prevent the spread of this pandemic.

6. Mango

Mango has offered to distribute two million face masks among various Spanish hospitals using its own logistics system.

7. New Balance

New Balance made its first general-use face mask prototype and is now aiming to manufacture up to 100,000 units weekly at its factories in Maine and Massachusetts by mid-April.

8. Ford Motor Company

Ford is producing millions of face shields.

9 . Louis Vuitton

In order to provide protective gear to healthcare workers, Louis Vuitton has repurposed several of their ateliers across France to produce hundreds of thousands of non-surgical face masks. In partnership with the Mode Grande Ouest textile network, this initiative will donate the much-needed protective gear to frontline healthcare workers

10. Starbucks

Starbucks is giving a free tall hot or iced coffee to all health care workers through May 3 as well as police officers, firefighters, paramedics and other hospital or medical staffers.

11. Airbnb

Airbnb said it will also subsidize housing for 100,000 workers at the front lines of COVID-19 care.