Does your NO-GERMS kill the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)?
The above virus is a new strain of the virus. It is so new that it impossible to test at this point as test organisms have not been made available for commercial testing.
However, NO-GERMS has been tested in the past to kill Swine Flu, H1N1, Bird Flu H5N1, MRSA and the actives in our product have been tested positively for killing SARS and Norovirus.
It is likely given the similarities of this Coronavirus to SARS that NO-GERMS will be effective against its spread by hand. Certainty however cannot be possible until tests have been undertaken against this virus specifically following the virus’s release by the authorities.
As noted above the authorities, both the CDC, the World Health Organization and the NHS specifically advise people to wash their hands with Soap and Water or use a hand sanitizer to prevent the spread of this virus. (vii)
NO-GERMS is an alcohol free hand sanitizer, but kills 99.9% of germs for 2-4 hours with actives that remain on the skin to kill viruses and germs, unlike alcohol which stops working the moment it dries on the skin.
Equally, it is recommended to clean surfaces with a good quality disinfectant. (viii) NO-GERMS Fresh and Clean use actives that have been specifically targeted to kill viruses on surfaces and are currently used in NHS hospitals for this purpose.
Please refer to the NHS website at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/wuhan-novel-coronavirus/ and/or the WHO website at https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus and/or the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/ for additional information.