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Coronavirus: Urdu Uni pupils produce hand sanitizing gel for free distribution

KARACHI: Vice Chancellor Federal Urdu University Professor Dr. Arif Zubair has appreciated the efforts of teachers Doctor Sehar Afshan Naz, Doctor Marium Shafeeq and students of Research Laboratory, Applied Micro-Biology and Clinical Mycology Dept for producing hand sanitizing gel for free distribution as an endeavor to combat the mysterious Coronavirus.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Sehar Afshan Naz advised that in case of non-availability of hand-sanitizer one should wash hands thoroughly. She further suggested covering the mouth while sneezing with handkerchief or elbow and avoid going out sans reason.

Dr. Marium Shafeeq advised to follow the preventive measures suggested by the government in order to combat the peril. She said we needed to fearlessly combat the malady.

Workers of Federal Urdu University as well as general public were given free soaps and sanitizers on the occasion. Conspicuous among others there were Registrar Doctor Sajid Jahangir, Doctor Syed Tahir Ali, Doctor Kausar Yasmeen, Zahoor Khan, Qandeel Laraib, Maheen Ziaee and Sameen Zubair.

A relevant piece published earlier: 

Coronavirus: French Co. to provide hand sanitizer gratuite

16th of March, 2020

PARIS: The dread of catching Coronavirus has augmented demand for the hand sanitizing gel all over the world.

Different civilizations reacted differently. While in Pakistan a couple of religious parties opted to distribute a limited number of bottles free of charge in presence of TV Channel cameras, most manufacturers and sellers opted to hoard or sell at a very elevated price.

In ,France LVMH, instead of producing the usual Christian Dior, Guerlain, Givenchy scents and make-up goods at its three factories, has decided to produce sanitizing hand gel for free distribution to French hospitals combating Coronavirus Pandemic.

According to details 12 tons will be produced this week and delivered at no charge to French health authorities, in particular the 39 public hospitals in Paris.

Paris Hospital Chief Martine Hirsch thanked LVMH for acting so swiftly.  Other companies in France have also shown their will to provide the gel free of cost to hospitals.

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M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.