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CORONAVIRUS: Anno gin-makers turning to hand-rubs for NHS frontline heroes

Wednesday 1st April 2020

A LOCAL gin-making business has joined the fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic by manufacturing a hand sanitiser.
Anno Distillers in Marden are using their technology, kit and know-how to prepare a hand rub to be supplied to frontline services, including the NHS.
Using a cocktail of 80% alcohol from its supplier and adding tiny amounts of glycerine and hydrogen peroxide.
An Anno spokesman said that the lion's share of the product they create will go towards NHS staff on the front line.
Like many businesses locally, Anno has had to scale back its operation in the face of falling sales caused by the pandemic although online orders are still leaving the distillery each day.
Now the firm hopes to claw back some trade via the hand sanitiser while the country remains on lockdown.
The spokesman added: "This could match or exceed what we do in the core business for this time of year - it'all about getting the raw materials."