Is COVID-19 airborne

World health organization (WHO) is advised to take precautions for health workers also for the airborne disease. A study from scientists from Princeton University and the National Institute of Health had found that coronavirus can stand to live up to 3 hours in certain heat and conditions.

WHO also added that what the information provided is enough to make yourself good in the outbreak. Please follow the complete guidance provided by the government.

The safety measures for health services should follow extra precautions to keep themselves safe during this condition. So it has been advised to wear an N95 mask which has resulted in reducing more than 95% dust and liquid particles.

How does COVID-19 spread?

Till now no cases are confirming Covid-19 airborne. The reported cases are through

  • Local transmission

  • Community transmission

From one person to another due to the droplets when they sneeze or cough. Also, it can be spread through

  • Hugs

  • Handshakes

  • If you are at 1 meter when a people sneeze or cough

Also, researches have found that this virus can stay life in different objects for up to 3 days. Amount of time the virus is active in different solid surfaces are

  • Four hours in a copper surface

  • Twenty four hours on cardboard

  • Up to three days in plastic bags

Still, now it is only believed it may transmit through air. But covid airborne is not confirmed

Precautions for COVID-19 includes

It is better to keep yourself safe during this period for ensuring a good community and wellbeing.

  • Keep your hands clean

  • Use soaps for cleaning your hands or use 60% alcohol rub

  • If your community have any spread of COVID -19 better stay at home

  • Avoid crowded places

  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with hands

  • Don’t touch any places in public

  • Distance yourself from every people minimum of 1-meter distance is advised for keeping yourself not getting away from coronavirus infection

  • Make yourself clean and also completely clean the household things

Symptoms of COVID-19 includes

  • Shortness of breath

  • Dry throat

  • Cough

  • Pain in chest

Please stay at the home to help your community to control the outbreak and please ensure safe situations that will help you, your family, your community and your country.

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