The drinks companies supporting the hospitality industry during Covid-19

As restaurants, pubs, bars and cafés are closed around the world due to Covid-19, we round up the drinks companies that have pledged to support the hospitality industry through one of its darkest times.

While the lockdown in the city of Wuhan, where Covid-19 was first detected, is set to be lifted on 8 April, the spread of the coronavirus outside China has intensified.

The UK is now on lockdown, while other European countries including Italy, France and Spain, have already had stringent measures in place for some time.

South Africa, the country with the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Africa, has recently announced a three-week lockdown.

In the US, 16 states, including California, Oregon and Michigan, nine counties and three cities have urged inhabitants to remain at home.

For the time being, in many countries and regions around the world, the hospitality industry has ceased to exist.

We’ve rounded up the drinks companies who have pledged to donate funds to support workers that have lost their livelihoods.

Other companies, including Carlsberg, Campari and Zamora Company, have donated money to researchers studying the virus, local healthcare facilities and disadvantaged groups within the community.

Italian wine group Cantine Riunite & CIV, for example, has donated €300,00 to support the fight against Covid-19 in Italy, the worst hit country in Europe.

The money has gone to local hospitals and health facilities in three provinces where the company makes wine.

Others, mostly distillers, have pledged to produce hand sanitiser for both the public and doctors.

UK charities supporting those affected by restaurant and bar closures include Hospitality Action and The Drinks Trust.

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