Famous fashion designer Giorgio Armani gives $1.4 million for coronavirus

Italian famous fashion designer, Giorgio Armani, 85, has reportedly donated $1.4 million to help tackle Italy’s coronavirus outbreak in his country.

The famous fashion designer Giorgio Armani , who is worth $6.7 billion donated the money to three Milan-based hospitals as well as Rome’s Spallanzani hospital and the Civil Protection Agency to tackle Coronavirus, a company spokeswoman said last night.

This comes after Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced that the whole of the national territory has been placed under lockdown over rapid spread of coronavirus in Europe’s worst-affected country.

“All the measure of the red zones are now extended to all of the national territory,” Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said at a press conference and also announced a ban on all public events until next month.

Italy currently has the third-highest number of coronavirus cases, behind China and South Korea.

It also recently hit the news that Franck Riester, the minister of Culture of the French Republic has tested positive for Coronavirus.

“He is not in hospital, but rather confined to his home, with very few symptoms,”

France’s health minister Olivier Véran said in an interview with French news channel BFMTV on Monday evening.

The minister is believed to have contracted the virus at the country’s lower house National Assembly, where five cases have been confirmed in recent days.


Pope Francis has also tested negative for coronavirus after he had a “slight indisposition” which forced him to cancel all official activities amid fears in Italy over an outbreak of coronavirus.

The 83-year-old pontiff was reportedly given a ‘routine’ test after falling ill on Ash Wednesday with symptoms of a cold including a cough, fever, chills and sore throat.

He was given a swab test as a precaution but the results have come back negative, according to Italian newspaper Il Messaggero.

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