Restaurants and hotels are buying up stocks of cleaning products as concerns grow over the spread of coronavirus.
British eco-cleaning chemical brand Delphis Eco has reported selling out of its anti-bacterial hand-soaps as the public concern grows in the wake of the coronavirus and its likely spread in the UK.
CEO Mark Jankovich said the firm has had to triple its production run in order to meet demand and ensure emergency supplies are available to fulfil orders from restaurant and hotel customers.
He said: “The World Health Organisation has declared the virus ‘public enemy number one’. People are worried, businesses are worried – and hotels and restaurants are taking the situation very seriously.”
Mr Jankovich said the three-fold increase in production was also due to demand from retail customers.
“While the evidence seen so far indicates that the coronavirus spreads through close contact with individuals who are infected, personal hygiene is at the forefront of peoples’ minds who want to take precautionary measures. Anti-bacterial hand-soap, and good hand hygiene are key to this.”