Breweries in Japan produce alcohol-content liquids to make sanitizers
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Breweries in Japan produce alcohol-content liquids to make sanitizers

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Breweries across Japan are producing high-alcohol content liquids for use in place of the alcohol-based sanitisers amid a shortage of disinfectants, Kyodo news agency reports.

Kazuki Haruta, president of Kikusui Sake Co in Kochi prefecture, tells Kyodo he received more than 10,000 orders and inquiries after producing a disinfecting spirit with 77 percent alcohol.

Breweries in Ibaraki, Toyama and Okinawa prefectures have also released similar products, Kyodo reports.

On April 10, Japan's health ministry approved the use of alcoholic drinks as hand sanitisers due to dire shortages of the product in Japan.

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