THE SCIENCE OF SOAP -
HERE'S HOW IT KILLS THE CORONAVIRUS
Alcohol-based disinfectants are also effective, but soap is a highly efficient way of killing the virus when it’s on your skin.
'Soap dissolves the fat membrane of the virus - and the virus falls apart like a house of cards and dies'
Viruses can be active outside the body for hours, even days. Disinfectants, liquids, wipes, gels and creams containing alchohol are all useful at getting rid of them - but they are not quite as good as normal soap.