Local company, Biodx has substantial disinfectant formulations, fully produced in South Africa to keep South Africa disinfected and safe.
Whilst many individuals, companies, and manufacturers initially stocked up on disinfectants and sanitizers at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, they didn’t realize how long this will hold.
There are already many countries stopping exports of raw materials and ingredients needed to manufacture these vital products, of particular importance for our workforce at the front of the Coronavirus (health workers, contract cleaners, supermarket employees, police, army, food manufacturers) and so many others who need constant protection.
Biodx a proudly South African company has spent the last 15 years researching and developing antimicrobial and antiviral technologies for controlling modern pathogenic outbreaks. According to the CEO of Biodx, Burt Roderigues, there was a realization 15 years ago that, shortage of conventional chemicals will come to play which will be needed to control these modern outbreaks such as listeriosis among others. Upon this realization, the company decided to embark on a research for sustainable raw materials that are new to many of these pathogens we are encountering today.
Burt Rodrigues, CEO of Biodx says “We realized 15 years ago that conventional chemicals were falling short of controlling modern pathogenic outbreaks and decided to embark on a search for natural, sustainable raw materials that are new to the many pathogens encountered today”.
An active ingredient in Biodx disinfectant formulations has demonstrated “virucidal activity against enveloped viruses” and has been produced to meet strict European and South African regulatory compliance. Most importantly Biodx has substantial stock, fully produced in South Africa, to carry on manufacturing however long this pandemic lasts – keeping South Africa disinfected and safe.
South African Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize has taken his say to twitter has shared that the rate of increase of COVID-19 infections after the nationwide lockdown first began is not as high as first anticipated.
The minister in the same twit also attributed some of this to the closing of the ports, saying that up until the lockdown, 70% of positive cases were passengers coming into the country. It is now understood that South Africans that have recently had their flu vaccinations will help the currently strained medical system as they will not need to go to the hospital for the flu since they cannot contract it any more.