Coronavirus Detected on Doorknob of Patients Home in Guangzhou!

The Guangdong Center for Disease Control and Prevention has found nucleic acid from the 2019-nCoV (2019 Novel Coronavirus) on the door handle at the home of a confirmed patient who was diagnosed with the disease the first time that nucleic acid from 2019-nCoV has been found in an outdoor environment in Guangzhou, the official platform of the Guangdong provincial health commission said this past Wednesday.

As far as we know, the new coronavirus infection is mainly transmitted by drops of fluids emitted from coughing and sneezing.

Therefore, as a general rule, its particularly important to maintain a good hygiene, even in places where we might not feel the need to, such as your own home where people do not wear masks and may not wash their hands as frequently as required during such times.

Failure to maintain a good hygiene will only increase the probability of spreading the virus. 

As far as it is known, a virus can only transmit its disease if it is alive, while the new coronavirus has a survival time of only 48 hours in a dry environment and its activity declines significantly after two hours of exposure to the air. As a result, the samples collected were largely "shredded corpses" of the virus.

"This reminds us that it is important to clean our homes and wash our hands frequently." Guangzhou disease control experts warned that the new coronavirus is mainly spread through respiratory droplets. As such, people need to be vigilant when touching doorknobs and other materials in public places, as many of us touch our nose, mouth and/or eyes without even realizing it and are subject to either spreading the virus we may have already contracted, or infect ourselves with it.

Other objects such as smartphone screens, computer keyboards and faucet/tap handles should also be cleaned regularly to prevent virus transmission in your household and that of your neighbors.


Editor: Crystal H

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