Italian supercar-maker Lamborghini has started making surgical masks and protective medical shields which it will donate to a local hospital.
The carmaker said it will make 1,000 masks a day in its upholstery department which will be delivered to hospital staff in Bologna, Northern Italy which is one of the worst affected areas from the coronavirus pandemic.
Lamborghini is also making 200 protective medical shields with the use of 3D printers. These shields are primarily worn by hospital staff and healthcare workers.
“During an emergency such as this one, we feel the need to make a concrete contribution,” said Stefano Domenicali, chief executive of Lamborghini. “We will win this battle together by working in union, supporting those who are at the forefront of fighting this pandemic every day.”
Other car manufacturers experiencing shutdowns to their plants are making ventilators, masks and protective gear.