We currently cannot verify whether this fabric is approved by a WHO certified lab and whether it is 99.94 percent effective against the coronavirus.
We currently cannot verify whether this fabric is approved by a WHO certified lab and whether it is 99.94 percent effective against the coronavirus. Siyaram is one of the leading textile brands in men's fashion in India. In association with Health Guard, Australia, it has launched an 'Anti-Corona range of fabrics' which have allegedly been tested by a World Health Organisation (WHO) approved lab situated in Ahmedabad, India. The fabric claims to provide a 24/7 silent sentinel protection from the virus. Ramesh Poddar, CMD of Siyaram Silk Mills Ltd, said that 90% of our body is covered with clothes, and viruses have the tendency to grow on the surface of fabrics, increasing the risk of exposure for humans to the infection.
Currently, we do not have any evidence which suggests that this fabric has been approved by a WHO certified lab and whether it is 99.94 percent effective against the novel coronavirus. We have reached out to several people related to this claim for comment and will issue an update when we can.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.