India: 9 die drinking sanitizer amid coronavirus alcohol ban
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At least nine people are reported to have died in southern India after drinking hand sanitizer as a substitute for alcohol. Alcohol stores were closed as part of a local lockdown to curb a rise in COVID-19 cases.
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