First of all Novel Coronavirus or Covid 19, spreads through the liquid, i.e. when some corona victim coughs or sneeze, the virus travels through the victim’s lungs through the liquid droplets. When the victim covers the face while sneezing or coughing the virus stays on the victim’s hand, and it also spreads on the surface that the victim touches.
Shaking hands or having any physical contact with such victims or touching the surface that the victim has touched will transfer the virus on your body too.
Here are a few precautions to take to stay away from Corona.
1. Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds with soap or sanitizer (Alcohol-based)
Reason – You never know you might have a physical contact with a Covid 19 positive victim or the things which the victim might have touched. Washing hands for 20 sec with soap and water will remove flush the virus from your skin. Washing hands with alcohol-based sanitizer vaporize the water from hands that kill the virus.
2. Maintain a distance of at least one meter from you and anyone who has a cold or who is coughing or sneezing.
Reason – When a victim coughs or sneeze, they release the spray of liquid droplets from their nose and mouth. These droplets may carry the Covid 19 Virus with them if the victim is positive. If you are close to the victim the droplets may fall on you or you can inhale them.
3. Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes
Reason – It is possible that your hands may carry the Covid 19 Virus from the surface. Touchings your nose, mouth or eyes, may transfer the virus to your body.
4. Use mask, use a tissue, cover your face with your elbow
Reason – Corona Virus travels through the liquid droplets. Cover your nose or mouth with a tissue while sneezing or coughing and then dispose of the tissue immediately. If you cover your nose or mouth with your elbow, make sure that you wash your clothes separate and wash your hand ( above from elbow with soap and water or sanitizer). Use a mask when you travel.
Read more about coronavirus at https://www.who.int/