What is the best way to slow the spread of coronavirus?
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus
Are face masks useful for preventing coronavirus?
Yes, face masks are useful for preventing coronavirus. In India, it is mandatory to wear masks when you go outside the house.
Do I need to avoid public transport, mass gatherings, festivals, concerts, or places with crowds?
As most of the public gatherings are not allowed as of now and even if they are allowed they are being allowed with few people and with all the social distancing measures. However, avoid going to crowded places as much as you can. You can use public transport as they are being restarted now but always follow social distancing measures and sanitize your hands before and after use.
Can I get coronavirus from mail and parcels from China or other affected areas?
Very unlikely as there is no evidence to suggest that virus can survive so long on inanimate objects
Can I get coronavirus from food or takeaways?
Currently there is no evidence to suggest that could happen but be careful while handling meat and do not eat improperly uncooked meat.
How should I isolate myself if I think I might have coronavirus?
Self-isolation means staying away from situations where you could infect other people. Avoid close contact with others (face to face contact closer than 1 meter for more than 15 minutes),
Should everyone be wearing masks?
Yes, when you are going outside your house in public places or anywhere you should be wearing masks and maintain social distance.
Can I catch the coronavirus by eating food prepared by others?
We are still learning about transmission of COVID-19. It’s not clear if this is possible, but if so it would be more likely to be the exception than the rule.
Can coronavirus be transmitted through mosquito bites?
No coronavirus cannot be transmitted through mosquito bites it is transmitted by respiratory droplets from infected patients
Are hand dryers effective in killing the new coronavirus?
No. Hand dryers are not effective in killing the 2019-nCoV.
Is there anything i should not do?
How effective are thermal scanners in detecting people infected with coronavirus?
Thermal scanners are effective in detecting people with a high temperature that could be caused by coronavirus. But they cannot detect people with coronavirus who do not have a high temperature.
Can eating garlic help prevent infection with the new coronavirus?
Garlic is a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties. However, there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the new coronavirus.
Will warm weather prevent the spread of COVID-19?
At this time, it is not known whether the spread of COVID-19 will decrease when weather becomes warmer. There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other features associated with COVID-19 and investigations are ongoing.
If a person with the virus on their hands touches a doorknob, how long will the virus be active?
That would mean germs could last a few hours to several days. You can clean surfaces with mild disinfectants or soap and water to help mitigate the virus lingering on surfaces.
What does isolation mean?
Isolation – when someone who is sick avoids contact with others to prevent the virus from spreading.
What does quarantine mean?
Quarantine – who someone who is not sick, but may have been exposed to the virus, avoids contact with others while waiting to see if they develop symptoms.
Does COVID-19 present a risk to the safety of nations blood supply?
In general, respiratory viruses are not known to be transmitted by blood transfusion, and there have been no reported cases of transfusion-transmitted coronavirus.
Can you get coronavirus through food?
"Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets. Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food,"
Are discharged COVID-19 patients infectious?
No. COVID-19 patients are discharged only when fully recovered and no longer transmitting the virus.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 a pandemic. What does that mean?
The WHO defines a pandemic as global spread of a new disease. It is important to remember this is an evolving situation, and guidance will change.
What do I do if someone is coughing or sneezing near me?
We’re advising people to stay at least 1.5 metres away from people coughing or sneezing.
Is the virus spread by people with no symptoms?
Unlike SARS and MERS, there is evidence that people showing no symptoms — or very mild ones — can spread the new virus.
We are hearing a lot about “social distancing,” what exactly does that mean?
Social distancing means remaining out of crowded places, avoiding large gatherings and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible.
Can the coronavirus be spread by money?
In general, coronaviruses do not survive well on surfaces and a recent study found that, of the surfaces studied, paper was the least likely surface to harbor virus.
Could my online orders carry coronavirus?
People are worried about online orders from China, from sites like Amazon or Wish. But according to the Centers for Disease Control, there's little chance the virus would spread like this.
Can COVID-19 spread through drinking water?
The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. Conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such as those in most municipal drinking water systems, should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.
Is the COVID-19 virus found in feces?
The virus that causes COVID-19 has been detected in the feces of some patients diagnosed with COVID-19. The amount of virus released from the body (shed) in stool, how long the virus is shed, and whether the virus in stool is infectious are not known.
Can the COVID-19 virus spread through pools and hot tubs?
There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.