If you’ve been keeping up-to-date with all the tips on how to protect yourself against the coronavirus, then you’ve probably heard that you need to stop touching your face. But like how does one actually do that?
Understanding how viruses spread
Let say someone with a virus uses the bathroom. They touch the door handles, the toilet seat, the tap, they might even sneeze or cough. Now, long after that person leaves, microscopic droplets of the virus stays behind. Then you come long, touch those same surfaces and then scratch your eyes or nose. The virus that was on your hands, can now make its way through the mucous membranes (eyes, nose and mouth) and into the body.
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The risks of hand-to-face contact
The risk of…