Shane Warne is using his gin distillery to make his own hand sanitiser amid coronavirus outbreak

This move proves he's batting better than his average!

Australian cricket great Shane Warne is using his gin distillery to produce hand sanitiser amid shortages due to a global coronavirus outbreak.

The company, SevenZeroEight stopped prouducing gin this week, in a bid to to produce medical grade 70 per cent alcohol hand sanitiser for Western Australian hospitals.

Shane and the company's founders, which include two WA surgical specialists were the ones to make the pivotal decision.

According to a statement by Warne, two Western Australia hospitals will receive the sanitiser. Although the names of the hosptials were not made public, the move is a big one, particularly during trying times.

"This is a challenging time for Australians and we all need to do what we can to help our healthcare system combat this disease and save lives," Warne said in a media statement.

"I am happy SevenZeroEight has the ability to make this shift and encourage others to do the same."

Hand santiser has been scarcely found on supermarket shelves, leading people to making their own to avoid contracting the virus.



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On March 19, Prime Minister Scott Morrison addressed the issue in a blunt statement to the country. 

"It is not sensible, it is not helpful," he said of people mass-buying. 

"I've got to say, it has been one of the most disappointing things I have seen in Australian behaviour in response to this crisis," Mr Morrison said.

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