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From perfume to hand sanitiser, TVs to face masks: how companies are changing track to fight COVID-19

This distillerie is switching from producing gin to disinfecting alcohol during the coronavirus lockdown. Image: REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Francisco Betti

Head, Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing & Value Chains; Member, ExCom, World Economic Forum

Thierry Heinzmann

Project Fellow, Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Production, World Economic Forum Geneva

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Employees work on a production line manufacturing face masks at a factory, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Fuzhou, Fujian province, China February 15, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS   ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT. - RC2V0F9JUYKQ
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