Giorgio Armani Donates to Fight Italy’s Coronavirus Outbreak.
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Giorgio Armani has donated €1.25 million to help fight the coronavirus outbreak in Italy. The money from Armani will be donated to a range of Italian hospitals, as well as the country’s civil defense, Protzione Civilie.
The announcement came on Sunday after the number of people to have died from the virus in Italy soared from 133 to 366.
Over the weekend travel bans have been put in place to reduce the spread of infection. 16 million people in Lombardy and 14 other provinces have now been placed under quarantine and need special permission to move between regions. Schools, gyms, museums, nightclubs and other venues across Italy have also been closed.
Brands across the world are coming to the aid of Italy in this time of crisis. Armani isn’t the only luxury fashion brand to make donations. Last month, Bvlgari donated to the research department of the Instituto Lazzaro Spallanzani in Rome, which was one of the first medical teams to isolate the DNA of the virus. Versace, LVMH and Kering have also made donations to the Chinese Red Cross Foundation.
We’re glad to see the fashion industry offer support in a time of need.
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