US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Since coronavirus is a completely new enemy for people, scientists did not have time to fully study its features. It has recently been determined how long COVID-19 can live on different surfaces (from several hours to several days). Destroy the virus will help certain cleaners.
The first remedy is very familiar – soap. Glycerin and other substances raise the virus from the surface, so that it is completely washed off with water.
Be sure to disinfect objects with bleach, the active substance in it is sodium hypochlorite. It is enough to apply the product for 15 minutes, and then wipe it with a clean cloth. Bleach destroys the protein structure of the virus.
In 30 seconds, alcohol can destroy SARS-CoV-2. It is enough for them to moisten the cloth and wipe the desired surface.
Bactericidal wipes contain benzalkonium chloride, which adversely affects fats in cells. There are almost no fats in coronavirus, so the use of such drugs is not entirely effective against it. Wipes can only physically remove the virus from the surface.
If you use a disinfectant, make sure that the alcohol concentration in it is not lower than 70%. Experts recommend ventilating the premises to reduce the concentration of the virus in the air.
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