In Bali, police and Udayana University staff have made hand sanitiser from donated arak — fermented palm wine. Photo: Bali Police/AFP In Bali, police and Udayana University staff have made hand sanitiser from donated arak — fermented palm wine. Photo: Bali Police/AFP
In Bali, police and Udayana University staff have made hand sanitiser from donated arak — fermented palm wine. Photo: Bali Police/AFP

Bali turns to spirits for coronavirus protection: hand sanitiser produced from fermented palm wine

  • The Indonesian holiday island faced a shortage of hand sanitiser, until Bali’s police chief had a clever idea
  • Officers gathered a stockpile of the palm spirit arak, then staff at a university turned it into an alcohol-based hand wash

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In Bali, police and Udayana University staff have made hand sanitiser from donated arak — fermented palm wine. Photo: Bali Police/AFP In Bali, police and Udayana University staff have made hand sanitiser from donated arak — fermented palm wine. Photo: Bali Police/AFP
In Bali, police and Udayana University staff have made hand sanitiser from donated arak — fermented palm wine. Photo: Bali Police/AFP
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