What is COVID-19?
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). First identified in 2019 in Wuhan China, this disease has since spread globally resulting in the current coronavirus pandemic. Communities around the world have been taking actions to minimize the spread of this deadly virus.
The Importance of Alcohol-Based Products
One effective way to disinfect hands when handwashing is not practical is by using alcohol-based hand sanitizer products. Hand sanitizer effectively kills a broad range of microorganisms including coronavirus. Accordingly, we have seen a recent global rise in the demand for alcohol based products. Hand sanitizers and disinfectants have biocidal properties and are regulated in many countries under biocide or pesticide regulations which often have specific registration requirements. In light of the recent demand for these products, some countries have put in place measures to reduce the burden on companies attempting to place on the market disinfectant products.