Where has all the hand sanitiser gone?

Posted by Carolina Plugaru on

Hand sanitiser for coronavirus prevention

(Source: BBC News)

Shelves all over the world are empty, there's slim pickings online and the few suppliers that are selling are pricing at way over the odds. We're being told to wash our hands, use protective gloves and use hand sanitiser - but a lot of people are struggling to find any.

Before coronavirus, the world produced less than a thousandth of that per year, about 300,000 litres, according to market analysts Arizton Advisory and Intelligence. That perhaps explains why there is now, as the pandemic sweeps the world, a problem getting hold of it.

On Amazon, if you try getting alcohol-based sanitiser - the type recommended by the World Health Organization - you'll find all of the usual brands are sold out.

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