Major beverage producer to start making disinfectant

The Latvian alcoholic beverage producer Latvijas Balzams will start producing hand-and-surface disinfectant to ensure domestic availability during the coronavirus outbreak, the company told the press March 19.

Production of Virudes, a disinfectant gel manufactured as per World Health Organization guidelines, is to start within the next few days. 

It will first be available in four-liter packaging. "In neighboring countries such as Lithuania and Estonia alcohol manufacturers are likewise ensuring disinfectant availability," said Latvijas Balzams boss Intars Geidāns.

The disinfectant will be available across retail stores, and the company is to provide for the demand in hospitals and other institutions.

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