FAQs

As the Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is a new virus strain, currently there is no testing facility that provides SARS-CoV-2 for testing. We will continue to keep in touch with various test centres for any update on Novel Coronavirus test.


US EPA and Health Canada has implemented test programs to evaluate disinfectants’ efficacy against the Novel Coronavirus. The “Gold Standard”, Feline calicivirus (FCV), is recommended to be the surrogate virus to substitute SARS-CoV-2. We have already tested GERMAGIC Thyme against FCV in Australia and have achieved a >99.99% reduction rate, thus confirming GERMAGIC Thyme is effective against the Novel Coronavirus.

While GERMAGIC Thyme can disinfect microbes on a contaminated surface, the coating is aimed at providing long-term protection. We recommend pre-cleaning the area of application so that our coating can firmly attach onto the desired area instead of debris laying on top of the area.

GERMAGIC Thyme is designed to complement and reinforce routine cleaning practice to provide a safe environment between cleanings. We recommend continuing surface cleaning by using a slightly damped cloth soaked with our Coating Reinforcer or with diluted bleach. Avoid using alcohol or detergents.

GERMAGIC Thyme can withstand multiple cleaning with alcohol and detergents. Therefore, there is no need to worry if the coated surface is accidently cleaned with alcohol and/or detergents for 5-6 times. We recommend reapplying the antimicrobial coating if you are uncertain about the number of accidental cleanings were made.

While GERMAGIC Thyme releases thyme essential oil for disinfection, GERMAGIC Thyme can perform multiple route disinfection and does not rely solely on thyme essential oil. Moreover, we have previously conducted a 6-months experiment with Hong Kong hospitals and found that the partition curtains coated with our antimicrobial coating was able to maintain a more than 99% reduction in microbial count compared to uncoated curtains.