Views:240 Author:Site Editor Publish Time: 2020-04-04 Origin:Site
The best thing is regular and thorough hand washing, preferably with soap and water.
Coronavirus spreads when an infected person coughs small droplets - packed with the virus - into the air. These can be breathed in, or cause an infection if you touch a surface they have landed on, then your eyes, nose or mouth.
So, coughing and sneezing into tissues, not touching your face with unwashed hands, and avoiding close contact with infected people are important for limiting the spread.
Face masks do not provide effective protection, according to medical experts.
However, the World Health Organization (WHO) is currently looking at whether the public might benefit from using face masks
This follows a study suggesting that the virus can travel further in coughs and sneezes than previously thought