DDL donates 12,000 litres of sanitising cleaner to national COVID-19 fight

DDL donates 12,000 litres of sanitising cleaner to national COVID-19 fight

Administrator of Uncle Eddie’s Home Bonita Moore receiving the donation from DDL Brand Manager Larry Wills

To support the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL)  donated 12,000 litres of alcohol-based sanitising cleaner to institutions around Guyana.

Some of the institutions that benefited from the company’s initiative were senior citizen’s homes, orphanages, night shelters, prisons, and other facilities similar to these.  According to the company, the sanitising cleaner will also be distributed to agencies that provide public services to assist in keeping counter surfaces clean. These include post offices, police stations, health centres, and public hospitals.

DDL’s Chairman, Komal Samaroo posited that: “It was imperative that DDL supports the national effort because we are all at risk”, he added that “alcohol-based cleaners are among the best defences against the virus causing COVID-19 so this was natural for us to do.”

A release by the company stated that the sanitising cleaner that has about 70 per cent of alcohol will be distributed in bottles of 19 litres (5 gallons) and in barrels.

Uncle Eddie’s Home in Tucville, Georgetown, was the first to receive the alcohol-based sanitising cleaner, branded Environ.
Handed over to the Administrator, Bonita Moore, by DDL Brand Manager Larry Wills, the home received five bottles measuring at approximately 100 litres.

In addition to these donations, DDL is also supporting the efforts of its own team. Each of their staff members will be given one bottle of the product.

DDL also announced that they have activated their crisis management team and has employed strict protocols for mitigating the spread of the disease at any of their facilities. DDL currently employs more than one thousand persons.
The company said: “Deliveries are being made today and will continue until all the product is at facilities and institutions where it is needed”.

Ever since the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease, countries worldwide have been experiencing a shortage of sanitising supplies. In light of the current shortage, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has been encouraging persons to make their own sanitising disinfectants.


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