Virucidal activity of Povidone-Iodine (PVP-I) have not yet been performed specifically on SARS-CoV-2. There have been in vitro studies demonstrating its effectiveness against multiple viruses including related coronaviruses. PVP-I could be effective to reduce viral load from asymptomatic COVID-19 patients and also provide a protective oropharyngeal hygiene measure for the health professionals.
- Risk management
- Oral health