The Armani group reports this Thursday that it will convert all its Italian production plants into spaces for the manufacture of disposable gowns for health professionals assisting patients with coronavirus, a pandemic that has left more than 8,000 people dead in the country.
Armani has made this decision after donating in the last days up to two million euros (2.2 million dollars) to Civil Protection and several hospitals in the country, to help fight this pandemic, local media reports.
In addition to Armani, many other figures in the world of politics, business, sport and culture have announced in recent days million-dollar donations to control this emergency.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and the Agnelli family have each donated 10 million euros (about 11 million dollars), the Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo will allocate one million euros to research projects for this virus that originated in China; and the president of Inter, Steven Zhang, has delivered 100,000 euros ($ 110,000) to the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences of a hospital in Milan.
In addition, Italian businesswoman Chiara Ferragni and her husband, rapper Fedez, launched an initiative with which they have raised more than 4 million euros ($ 4.4 million) in donations to strengthen the hospital’s intensive care units San Raffaele of Milan.