Southport installs sanitizer stations on sidewalks

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Southport has installed hand sanitizer stations on sidewalks in its downtown area. (Photo: City of Southport NC)

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY/The Charlotte Observer) — A coastal city in North Carolina has installed hand sanitizer stations on sidewalks in its downtown.

The Charlotte Observer reports that that the town of Southport announced the move on Saturday as crowds traveled to the North Carolina coast for Memorial Day weekend.

Health experts have long recommended that people sanitize their hands to avoid contracting the coronavirus.