JAT Holdings saluting people fighting COVID 19

JAT Holdings supports the front-liners in the fight to prevent Covid-19

JAT Holdings donates instant hand sanitizers to the front-line staff of the police and hospitals fighting the prevention of the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Sri Lanka. Having identified the urgent demand for hand sanitizers in the market, JAT Holdings diversified and expanded its product offering to manufacture an Isopropyl Alcohol-based instant hand sanitizer under its new ‘JAT Care’ business line.

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers with greater than 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol as the preferred form of hand hygiene for healthcare settings. Accordingly, the JAT Care Instant Hand Sanitizer contains 70% Isopropyl Alcohol and is able to kill 99.99% of germs without the use of water.

“The police and the healthcare personnel are at the forefront of caring for patients with confirmed or possible infection of Covid-19. Therefore, they have an increased risk of exposure to this virus. According to the guidelines provided by the CDC, one way of limiting the risk of exposure is to perform proper hand hygiene. Through this donation we hope to make our contribution to protect the lives of those fighting to safeguard us from this global pandemic.” Said Nishal Ferdinando, Chief Executive Officer at JAT Holdings PLC.

Covid-19 has become an unprecedented global health crisis and the public are urged to follow the directions provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the local health authorities on specific precautionary measures to curb the spread of the virus. According to the WHO, washing your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds each time, with an alcohol-based hand rub or with water and soap helps to kill any viruses that could be lurking on our hands.

Police officer and JAT employee
Distribution of hand sanitizers to law enforcement
JAT Holdings employee handing out hand sanitizers to a dispensary
JAT employee donating hand sanitizers to police officers