Source: Thornton & Ross

The disinfectant has not yet been tested on the Covid-19 virus, but it is billed as killing 99% of similar viruses

Zoflora has increased production of its concentrated disinfectant by 80% as coronavirus sends Brits scrambling for cleaning products.

The Thornton & Ross brand has added a new high-speed production line to its manufacturing facility in Linthwaite, Huddersfield, giving it the capability to produce 475,000 bottles of Zoflora every 24 hours.

Thornton & Ross head of home hygiene Sarah Fozzard said it wanted to “reassure the public” stocks were not low.

The disinfectant will not be tested on the Covid-19 virus until the strain is released by health authorities, but Zoflora said it “kills 99.9% of similar ‘enveloped’ viruses within five minutes”.

Zoflora had recently added a new fragrance to its Fresh Home odour-eliminating disinfectant range, which is suitable for homes with pets.

The new fragrance, called Coastal Breeze, featured notes of green fig, bergamot and orange combined with sea salt accord, muguet and sage on a base of cedarwood, musk and patchouli.

It rolled into Sainsbury’s and Morrisons (rsp: £5.99/500ml).