Is my disinfectant effective against the novel coronavirus?
The novel coronavirus designated SARS-CoV-2 (also referred to as COVID-19, the name of the illness it causes) first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China. As it spreads rapidly throughout the world, the novel coronavirus is testing the capacity of health systems in many countries. Proper disinfection of shared spaces is an important aspect of containing the spread of the virus, along with social distancing measures. But how can you ensure that the disinfectant you are using is effective against coronavirus?