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Lysol urges Filipinos: ‘Together, we can disinfect to protect’

Lysol urges Filipinos: ‘Together, we can disinfect to protect’
Lysol Philippines partnered with Philippine Red Cross for the 'Disinfect to Protect' campaign

[Editor’s Note: Lysol continues to be a brand that actively fights against COVID-19 by ensuring their product claims are backed by science and by financially contributing to the testing of 4,500 Filipinos. Below is their press release.]

As part of its mission to “Disinfect to Protect,” Lysol Philippines has released an informative video on its Facebook page, to reinforce its call for Filipinos to remain vigilant against the COVID-19 pandemic and join them in the fight against the disease by helping break the chain of infection.

The video, titled Together, we can disinfect to protect, outlines what people can do to protect themselves, their families, and communities against the novel coronavirus–practicing proper handwashing, refraining from touching the face, observing cough etiquette and social distancing, and cleaning and disinfecting the surroundings.

“We are breaking the chain of COVID-19 infection by calling on all Filipinos to join us in our mission and enlisting them in the practice of washing their hands and regularly disinfecting their surroundings, including most-touched surfaces, especially in homes,” said Gonzalo Balcazar, RB general manager for South East Asia, Hygiene. “These practices, when integrated into our lives as routines, become powerful weapons through which we can combat COVID-19.”

Apart from manufacturing disinfectant sprays and multi-purpose household cleaners, Lysol has been involved in studying bacteria and viruses–from the most common, to the most harmful–working with scientific and academic communities and partnering with healthcare institutions and laboratories to test its products against pathogens, in order to contribute to scientific knowledge on hygiene and infection control.

One recent study involved the novel coronavirus strain wherein Lysol maker, RB, commissioned a globally-recognized laboratory to conduct a series of independent tests in assessing the effectiveness of the active ingredients and formulations of the Lysol disinfectant spray, liquid hand wash, hand sanitizer, and other disinfectant products against the virus.

Recently, Lysol Philippines has also partnered with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) for a “Disinfect to Protect” joint mission. The disinfectant brand donated P36 million to build a COVID-19 mass testing laboratory in Cagayan De Oro, and shouldered the COVID-19 mass-testing processing fees of 4,500 Filipinos, including frontliners, the elderly, and pregnant women.
To know more about the Disinfect to Protect mission, please follow the Lysol Facebook Page or Philippine Red Cross. – Rappler.com

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