A Manchester-based skincare manufacturer has said it has received an ‘unprecedented’ rise in requests for its hand sanitiser since the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Linco Care, based in Carrington, has estimated it will be produce more than one million pieces of hand sanitiser to combat the spread of COVID-19.
It said companies began using its sanitiser production from mid-February 2020, with the collective aim to quickly produce a hand sanitiser to replenish a ‘fast-depleting market’.
The firm said it believes it is their responsibility to prioritise orders that affect the health of the general public.
Mr. Farhad Seka, owner of Linco Care, said: “The coronavirus is a very serious virus which has already had devastating consequences across the world.
“At Linco Care, we have seen an understandably high increase in requests for our private label sanitiser because people are naturally more cautious and want to use it to help protect themselves.
“We have designed our factory to be very versatile so that we can adapt it in order to meet the needs of our distributors, which in turn we hope will help prevent further spread of the disease.”
The firm claimed sanitisers work by disrupting the virus’s outer coat, decreasing infectious agents on the hands.
This comes after the outbreak of swine flu in 2009, which saw staff worked double shifts and weekends to produce nearly one million litres of hand sanitiser, Linco Care said.