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Shakira Praises Perfume Company Making Hand Sanitizer For Donations Amid Global Health Crisis

Shakira
Ruven Afanador

Shakira photographed on April 2, 2018 at Torre Bellesguard Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona, Spain. 

Shakira is using her platform to highlight a group of unsung heroes during the global health crisis.

In a set of photos posted on her Instagram, she gives a shout-out to Barcelona-based company Puig for using their resources and facilities to make hand sanitizer for donations. Puig is also the company that elaborates the Colombian artist’s fragrance line, including her latest creations Dream and Sweet Dream.

“So proud of the positive efforts of companies in these difficult times, like my partners at Puig, who’ve turned over their perfume factory to the production of vital hand sanitizer to donate to the Spanish government,” she expressed. “A great example of doing social good. I hope it inspires other companies.”

In a previous video message, Shak voiced her concerns about Covid-19, encouraging people to take the pandemic seriously. “Many countries are either not following the recommendations of the World Health Organization or are being too slow in taking measures or they are prioritizing the economy over health. My experience over the past few weeks living in Europe is that the virus is too fast and the leaders are way too slow.”

See Shak’s post below:

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus disease at the end of 2019 in China, Covid-19 has reached more than 150 countries and every U.S. state, resulting in numerous deaths worldwide. Basic protective measures against the novel coronavirus, according to WHO, include washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer, maintaining social distancing at least three feet between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing, and avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.

For more information about COVID-19, visit the WHO or CDC websites.

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