If hard surfaces are easy to disinfect with antiseptic or alcohol, it is problematic to do this with fabric. The only solution in household conditions remains washing.
Scientists conducted experiments on the virus atypical pneumonia, which is very similar in structure and behavior to COVID-19.$ To select the correct washing regime, they withstood the strain at different temperatures for a period of time. It turned out that he had not lost his activity in water below 37 degrees even when exposed for two hours. Subsequently, with increasing temperature and time in the water, the “infectious” effect of virions began to fall and eventually completely disappeared. So, when being in water from 56 to 75 degrees for 1.5 hours, the virus completely lost vitality. So, even a half-hour wash at 60OS will destroy coronavirus virions and make things safe.
Scientists note that the higher the temperature, the less time it takes to disinfect, but at least half an hour. When exposed to temperatures above 75 degrees, the strain’s ability to anchor in the human body significantly decreases even with 15 minutes processing.
In addition to temperature, surfactants (PAVs) are needed. They are present as part of any modern powder. Scientists note that Pavs do not kill coronavirus, but simply flush it together with dust particles.
to the washing at a temperature of 60°C can “survive” only things made of natural fabrics — cotton, linen or with small inclusion of synthetics. For everyone else, such a regime is undesirable. So, wool after such washing is sure to “sit down”. Delicate fabrics, including natural silk, can lose shape and polish. In this case, experts advise to wash clothes at the recommended mode for these materials, and then to process steam during ironing.
Epidemiologists urge not to think about the safety of things when it comes to health. It is easier to change your wardrobe by eliminating clothes made of delicate fabrics from it for the duration of the pandemic.
Especially imaginary people virologists are advised after coming home to immediately put the removed clothes in a package and directly in it to relate up to washing machine. Perhaps things are infected, and the package minimizes the risk of virions spreading throughout the room. If possible wipe plastic and metal parts with alcohol or antiseptic, because it is on them that the viral particles are delayed.
If any of the things are completely unsuitable for washing, then just put them in a package — in 2-3 weeks the coronavirus will definitely die. This is exactly how you can do with shoes – remove it in packages and remove them only on the street.