20,000 litres of neutral alcohol received for COVID-19 measures

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20,000 litres of neutral alcohol donated by Diageo is delivered to a factory in Yangon to support COVID-19 hygiene and sanitation efforts.  Photo: DIAGEO

A multinational company Diageo delivered 20,000 litres of neutral alcohol to support Myanmar in the fight against COVID-19 on May 22.
The government of Myanmar, like the rest of the world, is racing against time to stop the spread of COVID-19. Recent public health measures implemented by the Myanmar government and its National Committee for COVID-19 Prevention, Control, and Treatment are commendable and have prepared the country for its fight against COVID-19.
The donation of 20,000 litres of neutral spirit will be used in producing sanitizers, disinfecting agents.
The Diageo has announced on 23 March 2020 to make donation of Grain Neutral Spirit to the UK, Ireland, Italy, the USA, Brazil, Kenya, India and Australia, to enable the creation of hand sanitisers for frontl-ine medical workers in countries where Diageo has major distilling
operations.
The United Kingdom Department for International Trade Country Manager in Myanmar, Mr Warren Pain, said: “I am pleased that a responsible company such as Diageo is making this significant gesture in these challenging times.”
Diageo Corporate Relations Director Jonathan Sanchez said: “Alcohol sanitizers and disinfecting agents have been identified as a key tool in the fight against COVID-19. During these challenging times we want to contribute to the government’s efforts to help the people of Myanmar, a valuable member of the Southeast Asia community.”— GNLM

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