Coronavirus outbreak brings out the best in some Singaporeans

Volunteers (from right) Eve Lau, Tan Hwee Jun and Leow Yih Yin making homemade hand sanitiser last Saturday.
Volunteers (from right) Eve Lau, Tan Hwee Jun and Leow Yih Yin making homemade hand sanitiser last Saturday. PHOTO: TECK GHEE PARKVIEW/FACEBOOK
Above: A bottle of hand sanitiser and a box containing face masks were left in the lift of Block 267B Punggol Field by a resident.
Above: A bottle of hand sanitiser and a box containing face masks were left in the lift of Block 267B Punggol Field by a resident. ST PHOTO: JOEL CHAN
Housekeeping attendants Wen Shu Jun (left), 52, and Rita Hou Qixin, 29, in a hotel room last week in Royal Plaza on Scotts, which opened up its rooms for staff who were sharing rented apartments with other foreign workers placed on leave of absence.
Housekeeping attendants Wen Shu Jun (left), 52, and Rita Hou Qixin, 29, in a hotel room last week in Royal Plaza on Scotts, which opened up its rooms for staff who were sharing rented apartments with other foreign workers placed on leave of absence. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

When Teck Ghee Parkview resident Lini Chew learnt about the panic buying driven by the coronavirus outbreak, she felt she had to do something.

Hand sanitisers were sold out in shops - so why not make her own?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 12, 2020, with the headline 'Outbreak brings out the best in some S'poreans'. Print Edition | Subscribe