Can spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body kill coronavirus?

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According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body.

It insists that spraying such substances can be harmful to clothes or mucous membranes (i.e. eyes, mouth). Be aware that both alcohol and chlorine can be useful to disinfect surfaces, but they need to be used under appropriate recommendations, WHO advises.

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