Czech scientists have created a special paper that effectively kills bacteria and viruses including the virus which causes COVID-19 within half an hour, reports the Czech Academy of Sciences.
The paper, infused with a mixture of zinc and silver, could potentially by used in healthcare facilities or even in the manufacturing of banknotes and other shared paper products to minimize the risk of exposure to viruses.
The paper has been tested on a variety of bacteria and viruses, including the virus that causes COVID-19; with it's success in neutralizing the coronavirus, it has been nicknamed the "anticovid" paper.
According to the Czech Academy of Sciences, the new paper is the first of its kind worldwide.
One of the immediate uses for the paper might be in healthcare facilities, where it can be used in the production of documents that are transferred between patients and staff.