Tips on keeping safe following new Covid-19 findings

Researchers from Australia’s national science agency CSIRO recently found that the virus responsible for Covid-19 can remain infectious on smooth surfaces for up to 28 days. However, the experiments were conducted in the dark, and some experts argue that UV light has already been shown to kill the virus.

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Researchers from Australia’s national science agency CSIRO recently found that the virus responsible for Covid-19 can remain infectious on smooth surfaces for up to 28 days.

However, the experiments were conducted in the dark, and some experts argue that UV light has already been shown to kill the virus.

Mainly SARS-Cov-2 (aka coronavirus) is transmitted when people cough, sneeze and talk, as it is possible for particles to hang in the air. This is why it’s fundamental to wear face coverings when around people.

Although risk of contamination through surfaces is low, it is important to be mindful when touching phone screens, glass, banknotes and plastic.

So, how can we make sure we are taking all the possible precautions to avoid contracting Coronavirus?

Keep reading for 5 tried-and-tested tips:

  1. If you use surgical masks, make sure to take it off in the right way.
    Surgical masks should only be worn once. A guide published by World Health Organization (WHO) shows you should take off your mask by holding on to the straps behind your ears. You should then dispose of it immediately, preferably by throwing it in a closed bin, and wash your hands immediately afterwards.
    Full WHO infographic: https://www.who.int/images/default-source/health-topics/coronavirus/masks-infographic---final-(a4---web---rgb).png?sfvrsn=cb3153cf_11
  2. If you prefer using a fabric mask, make sure to disinfect your hands before taking it off. If the mask is clean and dry, you can place it in a plastic bag by holding it from the straps and reuse it when needed. You should wash your mask in hot water and detergent at least once a day. Always wash your hands with soap after removing your mask!
    Full WHO infographic: https://www.who.int/images/default-source/health-topics/coronavirus/clothing-masks-infographic---(web)-logo-who.png?sfvrsn=b15e3742_16
  3. When you are out and about, make sure to sanitise your hands regularly. Boots sells hand sanitizing gel for only 75p. I would personally recommend keeping one in every bag you use, that way you’re sure to be protected even when you leave the house in a rush.
  4. Another favourite of mine are antimicrobial wipes. If you use a small bag, you can buy 100 single-packed wipes on Amazon for £7.99. You will always be able to fit a couple in your bag or purse! If you have a spacious bag or backpack, you can opt for a pack of wipes. On Amazon you can find a pack of 20 Clinell antimicrobial wipes for £1.55. While in university or at the gym, you can take advantage of the wipes made available for you. Use one to clean your phone as soon as you arrive, and right before leaving. Make sure to wash or sanitise your hands, too.

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Anthony Constantinou
11:27am on 20 Oct 20 Still though we have completed more than 8 months of pandemic, it is important to cover face, use sanitizer, wash hands frequently and maintain social distancing to fight against Coronavirus. Anthony Constantinou CEO CWM appreciate your post.
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