In one of Denmark's distilleries, in light of the pandemic of the new coronavirus, they decided to start producing medical alcohol for hand sanitizers.
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As in other countries around the world facing the outbreak of covid-19, the government also advises companies in Denmark to divert their production to protective equipment for healthcare personnel and the general population and other essential products such as hand sanitizers. Many of the hospitals around the world are facing the shortage of the above. The Nyborg distillery in Funen, Denmark, also responded to the call. “We have a special distillery, perhaps the only one in Denmark that can produce 90% alcohol in sufficient quantities. I think it is therefore our duty to offer this to the competent authorities, if they need it, “ he said Tørk Eskild Furhauge, CEO of Naturfrisk Group, which owns the distillery.
Furhauge further explained that by the end of the coronavirus crisis, they will produce about 2000 liters of alcohol a day, which they then ship to another factory, where they will then make disinfectants. The distillery produces whiskey, rum and gin, but production of this drop has now stopped. According to Furhauge, about 8,000 liters of medical alcohol is only sufficient for the daily needs of one major hospital.