“Precaution is better than a cure,” has been all over the place with the novel virus probably infecting hundreds in a day. While the government has been taking up awareness campaigns various platforms including social media, demand for face masks, hand sanitizers and hand wash raised like never before.
As a part of which the central government imposed a curb on exporting them to meet the local needs. However, a severe crunch was seen in the markets while the chemists and shop owners started to sell the face masks and hand sanitisers in the black market with high prices-making it difficult for the middle class.
Meanwhile, various Do It Yourself(DIY) videos showing the preparation of face masks and hand sanitisers are taking rounds on social media and in no time, the videos were seen gaining millions of views. Global health experts too opined to make one at home rather relying on the market takin risk when out of stock.
Here is a video of DIY hand sanitiser with only two ingredients which is equally efficient as the ones available in the market,
The best defence against #coronavirus is washing hands & using hand sanitiser. And you can make hand sanitizer in just simple steps at home. All you need is
– & oil
Follow steps. Spread information not panic. pic.twitter.com/PnMZ2UJfYa
— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) March 13, 2020