The COVID-19 pandemic has made all of us hyper-aware of viruses and germs. The fourth wave of the pandemic is happening globally, fuelled by the highly transmissible Omicron variant. In Malaysia, the Omicron variant is now dominant.
First, know what you’re dealing with. COVID-19 is a respiratory virus that can spread via droplets, when someone who has the virus coughs, sneezes or touches their face and then touches a surface. Use a disinfectant and make sure you always follow the product label’s instructions for proper usage and contact time.
The Clorox Expert Disinfecting range will help you disinfect your home, workplace, school or university like a professional. Developed with components used in Clorox’ professional lines that are intended for hospitals and medical services, it is EPA-approved to kills 99.9% of both viruses and bacteria in 1 minute, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. It works professionally and thoroughly, making it a good choice to keep your space safe from germs and viruses including the COVID-19 virus*.
Clorox has been in the business of cleaning and disinfection solutions since 1913. It is the #1 Bleach brand in the World and has been trusted for generations to kill 99.9% of germs. Its claims are backed by data and its products have been tried and tested even before the pandemic by professionals and home users.
“The Omicron variant is highly transmissible making it vital to disinfect hard surfaces, more often. Aim to disinfect frequently touched surfaces like keys, doorknobs and handles, mobile phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, keys, the interior of your vehicle and even parcels and deliveries. It is better to be extra vigilant to stay safe,” said Paulo Lao, Sales and Marketing Director for Clorox Southeast Asia. “The transmissibility of the Omicron variant means that we can be the ones who bring the virus into our homes and pass it to our loved ones. It is important to disinfect the items we come in contact with for safety, hygiene and peace of mind.”
Clorox would like to share some tips on how you can reclaim your space and protect yourself and your loved ones in the face of rising Omicron cases:
Work, School and College Space Safety
Collaboration is a large part of in-office and in-person school or college sessions. While we aim to maintain social distancing, we might come in contact with items that have been touched by others. It is okay to be a ‘clean freak’ by disinfecting your work or study area when you arrive and again after lunch.
Create a Prevention Pack
Keep illness prevention items (such as face masks, face shields, hand sanitiser, disposable gloves, disinfecting wipes and disinfecting spray) in a centralised spot in your home, the centre console of your car, at your work or study station, or inside your purse/backpack for when you’re on the go.
Disinfect all your devices and ‘carry-ons’ daily
Your carry-ons such as your handbag, backpack, laptop, and mobile phone may come in contact with droplets from yourself or from those around you. Always give these items a good wipe down. Be sure to bring along the Clorox Expert Disinfecting Wipes flowpack when you are out and about to ensure that your personal items are safe and not inadvertently spreading the virus.
Disinfect your vehicle
We spend so much time in our vehicles, often with our masks off. Keep Clorox Expert Disinfecting Wipes within reach, to wipe down and disinfect hard surfaces in your vehicles. Remember to wipe the air conditioner vents and the door handles both inside and out.
Spray the germs away
Before bringing groceries or parcels into your home, spray them down. Keep Clorox Expert Disinfecting Spray at the entryway to quickly disinfect items to keep you safe from viruses and bacteria.
Disinfect high-touch hot spot surfaces in your homes
Handrails, light switches, handles and doorknobs are all notoriously germy, as are high-touch items like phones, computer keyboards and TV remotes. We recommend Clorox Disinfecting Wipes for home usage as they kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria including the COVID-19 virus in just 15 seconds. Give them a good once-over daily.
Don’t let your guard down. Following these simple tips can help us stay safe and healthy, better able to cope with the challenges posed by the Omicron variant.
The Clorox Expert range includes Clorox Expert Disinfecting Wipes Flowpack of 15s and 30s and Clorox Expert Disinfecting Spray. Clorox products are available nationwide at leading retailers and online retail partners, LazMall and Shopee Supermarket. Get more information on clean matters, activities and more from Clorox Malaysia’s website at https://www.cloroxmalaysia.com or follow Clorox Malaysia’s social media pages.
 *Staphylococcus Aureus, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, E.Coli, Candida Albicans, Influenza A H1N1, Influenza A H3N2, Human Coronavirus 229E, SARS-CoV-2. Use as per label instruction(s).
*Kills SARS-CoV-2 virus on hard, nonporous surfaces. Use as directed for other germs.
 Source : Euromonitor International Limited; Home Care 2020 Edition; Bleach, all channels, retail selling price, Global Brand Name Clorox 2019 data.
 Kills SARS-CoV-2 virus on hard, nonporous surfaces. Use as directed for other germs.