Germs can be spread from person to person or by touching unclean equipment or surfaces. We now know, for example, it can live on surfaces for up to nine days and survives in the air for a few hours. We also now know that the virus particles are shed through saliva and fluids coughed up from the lungs.
The best way to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is to wash you hands and disinfect day to day surfaces, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Soap and water
Your primary method for eliminating the virus from surfaces is using soap and water. Soap disrupts the virus’s lipid shell, lifting it from surfaces, and rinsing it away with water.
Additionally, remember to wash your hands upon returning from shopping and wash your food as usual.
Sodium hypochlorite, the active ingredient in bleach, is highly effective in eradicating the virus. Allow the bleach to sit for 10-15 minutes, then wipe the surface with a clean cloth.
Bleach functions by breaking down the virus’s protein and ribonucleic acid (RNA), which is responsible for instructing the virus to replicate when you become infected. Always follow the instructions provided on the bleach bottle.