As the coronavirus spreads, shaking hands is under assault, and new, ‘touchless’ greetings are sprouting in its wake.
What we know about Covid 19:
If someone sneezes with the disease, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.
If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours – so if you meet any metal surface – wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap for a minimum of 20 seconds.
On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. Normal laundry detergent will kill it.
Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.
Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but – a lot can happen during that time – you can rub your eyes, touch your face and so on.
And finally, drink plenty of water!
Because handwashing is so simple and commonplace, we don’t think about how critical it is in stopping the spread of disease, Here’s the CDC-recommended guide to washing your hands properly.
People all over are changing greeting habits to reduce the risk of contracting the virus and prevent it from spreading, including the abandonment of the handshake. Whilst we acknowledge that a handshake is a friendly greeting, we’d advise with the developing situation regarding the spread of Corvid 19 that handshaking is kept to a minimum or refrains from happening.