A GOVAN-based charity will donate 45,000 hand sanitiser units in a bid to fight against the rising coronavirus cases.

As previously reported, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed the country was at yet another "fragile moment" as the number of positive Covid-19 results continues to climb despite the high vaccine intake.

Following the announcement, Glasgow the Caring City, which has been supporting children and families for the past 20 years, revealed it will offer 36 tonnes to groups and schools.

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The goods, which will be offered for free, will be distributed across Glasgow and the West of Scotland.

Writing on social media, the charity said: "Down at our Govan HQ we will be unloading 36 tonnes of sanitizer circa 45,000 units which will be made available FREE to groups & schools around West Central Scotland.

"As covid numbers rise we again step up to meet the challenge head-on."

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The kind-hearted gesture has already been praised online with others classing it as "amazing".