Info about COVID-19

Info about COVID-19

Information about COVID-19 is spreading on TV and SNS. In particular, information on SNS contains many lies and exaggerated expressions, so you must carefully examine the reliability of the information. Based on expert information, we are going to give you information, such as precautionary measures that are effective at the moment. Be sure to always check the information on coronavirus and take the best method.

 

【Infection route】

It is currently thought that the infection is mainly transmitted through coughing or sneezing of the infected person.

 

【Virus viability】

According to research groups such as the National Institutes of Health, the new coronavirus can survive for more than three hours, even when it is floating in the air like a mist. No surviving virus was detected after 4 hours on copper, 24 hours on cardboard, 48 hours on stainless steel, and 72 hours on plastic. Virus attached to the surface of an object seem to be more viable than in the air.

 

And it is generally considered safe at a distance of about 2 meters, but according to a Chinese research team, there are cases where the infection occurs even if it is 4.5 meters away from the infected person.

【Places and actions that are considered to be at high risk of infection】

Avoid these three!

  1. A place where many people are crowded
  2. Conversation at short distances
  3. Closed space with poor ventilation

【Daily life】

・Always wash your hands and gargle.

※ Hand wash: It is necessary to wash thoroughly between soap and nails with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds.

※Gargle: Gargle with 60ml of water divided into three portions. Gargle deep inside your throat for about 15 seconds.

Cough etiquette

※Let’s wear a mask. If you don’t have a mask, cover your mouth and nose with a sleeve, tissue or handkerchief then cough.

Do not touch your face with your hands.

・Increase your body’s resistance.

※To get a good night’s sleep, to exercise moderately, and to eat a correct diet.

 

【Rumor】

Can you disinfect with alcohol?

Alcohol Association representative answers,

“We don’t know what the ingredients are inside the liquor. Other ingredients could affect the disinfecting effect of alcohol. As a result, it is not recommended by the association.”

Sources:

・東京新聞 TOKYO Web https://bit.ly/2UbsB8Z

・NHK NEWS WEB https://bit.ly/3aehZvp https://bit.ly/33EIGqC

・人民網日本語版Web https://bit.ly/3bmFVx8
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