Will SARS-CoV-2 be inactivated by washing your hands or in a dishwasher?

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The SARS-Co-V2 has a lipid core such viruses are usually very sensitive to fat-dissolving surfactants. Therefore washing your hands with soap, cleaning plates in a dishwasher (with dishwasher detergentI)  and using alcohol as a disinfectant is effective. Temperatures above 60°C in the dishwasher might also have a additive effect.