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Mango donates two million masks to Spanish hospitals in COVID-19 fight

Lauretta Roberts
22 March 2020

Mango is to donate two million masks to Spanish hospitals, which are facing a shortage as they battle to contain the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

The Spanish chain, which has stores in more than 100 countries globally, is making the donation in the coming days and its working with Spain's Ministry of Health to co-ordinate distribution.

In a statement the Barcelona-based company said: "Mango wants to acknowledge and thank, on behalf of its more than 15,000 employees, the extraordinary effort being made by all the people who are part of the health teams in Spain that are incessantly fighting COVID-19."

Spain currently records an official 25,000 people infected with the virus and a death toll of 1,375.

In the UK, the fashion industry has been called up to help with the manufacture of essential items such as face masks and surgical gowns. The British Fashion Council and UKFT are helping to co-ordinate the effort. Details of how to offer support can be found on the UKFT website.

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