Coronaviruses are common throughout the world
Jacky Chan, Feb 29, 2020
How COVID-19 Spreads?
Current understanding about how the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spreads is largely based on what is known about similar coronaviruses.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
§Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet)
§Via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
§These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
How can you protect yourself?
That includes washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
If you're the one feeling sick, cover your entire mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. But don't use your hands. Use either your bent elbow or a tissue that you throw away immediately afterward.
It's another way to protect yourself by wearing our disposable gloves.