SEOUL, May 1 (Korea Bizwire) — In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, major players in the liquor industry have decided to donate alcohol as hospitals and clinics struggle to come up with adequate supplies of disinfectant, South Korea’s tax agency said Wednesday.
The National Tax Service said a number of liquor industry companies expressed their will to donate spirits at a recent meeting organized by the Korea Alcohol Liquor Industry Association.
In addition, HiteJinro decided to produce alcohol for disinfection starting from the same day.
As a result, the company will be able to produce 30 percent of the country’s supply of alcohol for disinfection, or 1.39 million liters per month.
In addition, the liquor industry will also donate disinfection agents to 504 elementary schools in North Gyeongsang Province, apart from donating alcohol for disinfection.
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