A French cosmetics company has announced that it will launch disinfectants to fight the coronavirus.
L'Oréal, which also owns the La Roche-Posay and Garnier brands, will repurpose its factories to launch hand sanitizers and other similar products to help fight the spread of the coronavirus. It is believed that disinfectants are one of the main ways to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the outbreak of which is now observed around the world.
All products, and we are talking about millions of pieces, will be transferred to French and European health authorities for subsequent distribution, including to hospitals, nursing homes and pharmacy chains. Also, La Roche-Posay factories will produce bottles for disinfectants for onward distribution to those manufacturers who can produce disinfectants themselves.
In addition to such steps, the company will also do everything possible to help small businesses, such as hairdressers and perfume shops, survive in a difficult situation. L'Oreal plans to freeze the debts of such companies and relieve them of part of the financial burden.
The manufacturer will also donate 1 billion euros to an initiative to distribute hygiene kits. Such kits will include shower gels, shampoos, hand washing gels and other cosmetics, and they will be distributed among social workers and volunteers fighting the coronavirus.