1. COVID – 19 is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus that has just been introduced to humans.
  2. It is transmitted from person to person mainly through droplets formed when a person who is infected talks, coughs or sneezes.
  3. Those droplets may land in nearby people’s mouths or noses.
  4. These droplets are too large to fly high into the air-they move just about 1 meter and settle easily on the surface.
  5. This is the reason why a person to person spread mostly happens between close contacts.
  6. It’s not yet known the exact time the virus will live on the surface.
  7. Therefore, it is wise to regularly clean surfaces particularly in the vicinity of people infected with COVID 19.
  8. Hands touch other areas that are potentially infected with the virus.
  9. Eye, nose or mouth touching is avoided since contaminated hands can transfer the virus to us from the surface.
  10. Cover the mouth and nose with an elbow bend, or using a disposable tissue, when coughing or sneezing.
  11. When use is made of tissue, immediately dump it into a closed container.
  12. The most successful way of avoiding the spread of the new coronavirus is to periodically scrub the hands with an alcohol-based hand rubbing or soap and water.
  13. When it is present on your skin, that will kill the virus.

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