This spray claims to kill 99.9% of Covid germs for up to six weeks - how it works

Tuesday, 26th January 2021, 12:48 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 12:29 pm
The spray has been shown to kill almost 100 per cent of virus bacteria on surfaces (Photo: Shutterstock)

An antimicrobial spray that claims to eradicate Covid-19 on surfaces for up to six weeks after application has gone on sale in the UK.

According to its manufacturer, the cleaning spray has been shown to kill almost 100 per cent of virus pathogens on surfaces within 10 minutes of contact, and has already been used at a number of locations in the UK, including two major airports.

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How does it work?

The company behind Zonitise antimicrobial spray says it creates a 'nano coating' on any surface it is applied to, and will kill 99.9 per cent of any Covid-19 microbes, along with other harmful pathogens, such as mould or fungi.

According to the manufacturer, the product kills harmful microbes, including Covid-19, E-coli and MRSA, for up to 60 days after it has been applied, as independently verified by the Global Virus Network.

The coating is non-toxic and non-mutagenic, and is suitable for use on various surfaces in the home and in public spaces, including carpets and furniture.