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Brescia - The Lonati Group has outlined the measures being taken by its companies - Lonati, Santoni, Dinema and Alfa Acciai - to support the fight against the coronavirus outbreak in the stricken region of Brescia and Milan.

As well as closing all of its operations, the Lonati Group has also donated more than €200.000 to help support sanitary facilities and other activities.

"The Lonati's and Stabiumi's, through Alfa Acciai, have allocated €200.000,00 to the Fondazione Spedali Civili of Brescia in order to buy respiratory devices," the company announced in statement. "Lonati S.p.A. has donated €20.000 to AiutAMOBrescia and the company's shopping mall, the Scalo Milano Outlet & More has allocated €50.000 to Ospedale Sacco in Milan.

"Moreover, because of the lack of beds, Fondazione Adele e Cav. Francesco Lonati, together with Korian, has made available ten single rooms at the RSA Vittoria to help the Ospedale Civile in this emergency and gifted the pediatric emergency department with the only 120 FFP3 protective masks that it managed to find.

"Through this little contribution, Lonati Group wants to perform a specific act towards Brescia and Milan, which the Group is indissolubly linked to and which have been badly affected by the outbreak of the epidemic. Lonati Group is close to those who are suffering because of the new coronavirus and really wants to thank all the sanitary facilities and medical staff who are fighting on the front line this epidemic."

The company also notes that the seamless knitting technology from the Lonati Group is enabling many of its customers to produce protective masks for use in everyday life, compensating the lack of these devices that are available on the market. "We are dealing with comfortable and elastic masks which perfectly cover nose and mouth without creating any complaint, preventing the transition from inside to outside and vice versa of oral secretions thanks to antibacterial and water-resistant treatments," Lonati said.

The key characteristic of these masks is that they can be produced in one piece, which also includes the rear elastic bands which hold the device to the head. Moreover, since they are made of fabric, they are completely washable and can be reused and sanitized after each use.

Lonati also notes that these masks are not medical supplies, but that they constitute a valid alternative to protect oneself when out in public.

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