Burberry is making hospital gowns and masks to help the NHS tackle coronavirus

FASHION house Burberry has announced that the company will do their bit to fight coronavirus by making hospital gowns and masks for the NHS. 

The designer label is aiming to fasttrack more than 100,000 face masks to NHS workers, using its Yorkshire factory that usually produces its famous trench coats. 

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Burberry has also pledged to manufacture non-surgical gowns and masks for patients in British hospitals.

As well as supplying the protective gear, Burberry said they will also supply funding to the University of Oxford's vaccine research, which is due to begin human trials in April. 

Burberry’s Instagram page says: “The university has one of the world’s best track records in emergency vaccine development.”

The fashion label is also aiming to contribute to two UK-based charities which are tackling food poverty, The Felix Project and FareShare.


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Burberry’s chief executive officer, Marco Gobbetti, said: "In challenging times, we must pull together.

"The whole team at Burberry is very proud to be able to support those who are working tirelessly to combat Covid-19, whether by treating patients, working to find a vaccine solution or helping provide food supplies to those in need at this time."

This follows Disney parks announcing they are donating 100,000 masks and 150,000 ponchos to help doctors battling coronavirus pandemic.

Britain’s coronavirus death toll has today overtaken China and Iran’s official tallies after 684 more people died – bringing the total to 3,645.

Based on figures released by both countries’ governments, Britain’s death toll is now 319 higher than China where the outbreak started.

The UK’s peak is now expected to hit on Easter Sunday with around 1,000 deaths a day, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned.

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