Customer memo - Coronaviruses

Posted by:pete

The recent outbreak of Coronaviruses is scary to say the least, however, Cleaner Products clients can have confidence that our help is at hand should it be required, as always we are fast to react to our clients needs and feel it our duty to support our clients with both effective products and ongoing advice.

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large genus of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. Previously identified coronaviruses include SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV. On 31 December 2019, the WHO China Country Office was informed of cases of pneumonia of an unknown cause detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. A novel (new) coronavirus (2019- nCoV) was identified as the cause by Chinese authorities on 7 January.

Though the majority of currently identified cases are in China at present, there have been confirmed cases in Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the semi-autonomous region of Macau, Hong Kong, Australia and the United States. Vietnam, Singapore and Saudi Arabia have all reported at least one case of contamination, though the situation is evolving daily.

WHO has advised people on how to protect themselves and those around them from the disease. This includes following hand hygiene recommendations, such as regularly washing hands with soap and water, and sanitising with an alcohol-based hand rub. Using skin and surface sanitisers can also help reduce the spread of the virus from person to person, and from a contaminated surface to a person.

Cleaner Products have a number of products proven to be active against vaccinia virus according to EN 14476+A1 (v.2015). This means their spectrum of efficacy covers enveloped viruses (such as Coronaviruses)

Should you require further advice do not hesitate to contact us on 01689-861984 or speak to your service manager.