The news of Dettol fighting corona raged in the world, after a picture featuring on one of its product with the same written over became viral on internet. Ever since, every other website was behind the story, Dettol was quick to respond that its product doesn’t kill the threatening virus. Going to the depth of it, what written over the product is not completely wrong as the history of the corona is dated back in the year 2012 of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) and outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (SARS).
The current virus Covid 19 more commonly known as corona has structural similarities with the strains of previously tested SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV and Human Corona virus. As per CDC and World Health Organisation, people are advised to use soaps, hand wash and alcohol based sanitizers in order to prevent the Covid 19 virus.
The credibility of Dettol products against the current corona virus can only be stated after conducting tests. Products which fight against the previous strains of Coronavirus are Dettol Antibacterial Surface Cleanser Spray, Dettol Antibacterial Surface Cleanser Wipes, Dettol All-In-One Disinfectant Spray, and Dettol Disinfectant Liquid as these have proven effectiveness of 99.99% due to containing of Ethanol, which is germ infection active disinfectant recommended by CDC and WHO, stated the company.
Irrespective of viability of the fact, whether Dettol products fight Corona virus or not, one has to all the preventing measures in order to keep themselves and their family safe.