Coronavirus COVID-19 news & health guidance
For The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. The WHO continues to be a trusted source of the latest information about this unprecedented situation, with frequent updates posted at who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 as well as via Twitter @WHO.
Key advice from the WHO on minimising the spread of infection by SARS-CoV-2 includes:
- Wash your hands frequently
- Maintain a 1 metre (3 feet) distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
- Practice respiratory hygiene (e.g., cough into your elbow or a tissue, and dispose of tissues promptly)
- If you feel unwell, stay home until you recover
- If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
The WHO also provides useful information about wearing a mask.
The UN has also just launched a new global multilingual portal for information on COVID-19: un.org/coronavirus
Health guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic is changing daily and varies by region, so please consult your local and national health authority for the most accurate information relevant to your circumstances.
Airora & Viruses
Airora's patented air purifying technology produces a cascade of Hydroxyl Radicals, often called 'nature's detergent'. Hydroxyls have been shown to kill all airborne bacteria and viruses that are known to harm people, including Colds, Influenza, MRSA, C-difficile, Norovirus, and Coronaviruses. As well as destroying airborne pathogens, hydroxyl radicals strip them, layer by layer, from smooth exposed surfaces.
Airora's technology was tested for efficacy against pathogens by the UK Government’s Health Protection Agency at Porton Down, where it was demonstrated to kill 99.9999% of MS-2 Coliphage (a test surrogate for pathogenic respiratory viruses) in an 18m3 testing chamber in less than 5 minutes.
Other safety and efficacy tests have been successfully performed in labs as well as real world settings (a coffee shop, care home, and cinema), by institutions such as the UK Building Research Establishment (BRE), the University of Ottowa, and the FDA Laboratory in Rochester, NY. For detailed results, see our webpage on the Testing and Verification of Airora’s Patented Technology.
The team behind Airora will soon be launching a personal wearable air purifier device, which can be worn during your commute, travel, or in public spaces. To receive the latest updates about this product, please register your email and follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @AiroraPurifier.