Luxottica will give employees a monitor that alerts them if they are not respecting social distancing rules and keeps track of contacts with people potentially at risk of coronavirus infection, it said on Thursday.
Oakley and Ray-Ban maker EssilorLuxottica reported a slump in first-quarter sales on Tuesday and warned of an even bigger hit in the current quarter as the coronavirus outbreak prompted store closures.
EssilorLuxottica is suspending its dividend due to the coronavirus pandemic, it said Monday, adding its annual shareholder meeting has been delayed and its Essilor chief executive officer, Laurent Vacherot, has retired.
EssilorLuxottica scrapped its financial guidance on Friday and warned of a hit to second-quarter profit due to the coronavirus crisis, adding it was putting investments on hold as it halts production at selected sites.
EU antitrust regulators are focusing on the impact of Ray-Ban maker EssilorLuxottica's 7.2 billion euro bid for Dutch opticians group GrandVision in Italy and Britain, according to an EU document seen by Reuters.
EssilorLuxottica expects continued profit growth this year after stronger 2019 results, saying the outbreak of coronavirus had not hit output at its Italian factories and its China production was becoming normal.