You Might Be Buying a Hand Sanitizer That Won’t Work for Coronavirus

If you’ve been out shopping for hand sanitizers like us, you must have noticed how there seems to be an apparent shortage of them in the market. This is in the wake of 94 cases of Coronavirus being confirmed in Pakistan. However, before you find yourself paying an exuberant amount of money for a hand sanitizer, it is important to know that not all sanitizers might work against the virus.

Simply because a hand sanitizer’s label says it “kills 99.99% of illness causing germs,”  does not mean that the product will protect you against the novel coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends rubbing on hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol when you aren’t able to wash your hands. However, washing hands in recommended over using hang sanitizers.

So either look for hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% alcohol or simply switch to washing your hands.

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