Hand Washing Can Reduce Risk
The research conducted also conducted application trials handsanitizer in samples infected with two types of viruses. As a result, both of them can be destroyed immediately in 15 seconds.
“Washing hands or cleaning them with ethanol-based disinfectants is effective in causing viral inactivation. In addition, the high risk of infection through direct contact can be reduced,” the researcher added.
The study, led by Hirose, immediately followed other research claiming that the coronavirus cannot spread through touched surfaces, such as door handles and light switches.
“This virus does not spread through surfaces. There was a lot of fear early in the pandemic about fomite transmission, “said Monica Gandhi, Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
These findings add to the clarity that the root of transmission of COVID-19 is not from touching surfaces, but from transmission of the nose or mouth.
Always remember #PesanMum to always wash your hands, wear a mask, and keep your distance to prevent the COVID19 virus. If not, you will lose loved ones in the near future.