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HKBU volunteers donate homemade hand sanitiser to the needy

2020.3.11

Volunteers from HKBU Chemistry Department prepare hand rubs for those in need.

Volunteers from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have donated more than 200 litres of alcohol-based hand sanitiser to elderly people living alone, those with a history of mental illness, and grassroots families.

The HKBU volunteer team, which included students and staff members, worked with five non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to distribute the hand sanitiser, and the initiative will help the most vulnerable in society fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.

The batch of hand sanitiser, which contains 75% alcohol, was produced by HKBU’s Department of Chemistry according to the World Health Organisation’s recommended formulation. Assuming that each use of the product consumes 3ml of hand sanitiser, the amount produced by HKBU can be used 72,000 times.

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