The number of confirmed cases is also expected to keep rising. The UK is preparing for the worst as they predict more cases to rise in the thousands over the next coming weeks.
Boris Johnson and the UK Government have well-established plans ready to deal with the outbreak of the infectious disease and have outlined how members of the public can do their bit to slow down the spread of the virus.
In order to make this happen, there are a few easy and effective actions that people can take to protect themselves and especially their community. These actions are:
One of the easiest ways that we can become infected, or transmit the virus is via droplets from our coughs and sneezes. The virus can be spread by someone simply sneezing or coughing into their hand and then touching a surface, door handle, light switch etc.
The simplest way to fight this is by ensuring your hands are kept clean by washing them soap and water and then using a hand sanitiser to disinfect them and remove any last traces of the virus. For example, Coronakill has been proven to kill the coronavirus within 30 seconds of application.
Hand sanitiser is also exceptionally important for when you are on the move. It should be used when:
For people experiencing symptoms, or feeling unwell, it’s also important that the coughs and sneezes are caught in a tissue to be safely disposed of or in your arm. After this, you will need to wash your hands to prevent spreading the virus further.
New evidence has emerged that coronavirus can survive on surfaces for up to three days, it can even survive on cardboard for 24 hours.
Not only this, but it has been found the virus can remain active on your shoes for five days.
The new information has now caused the public to take extra care and protective measures in their home. Here are a few rules:
For those worrying about the cleaning products that they are using to do this, remember that the virus cannot survive products that contain more than 60% alcohol content. Coronakill comes in a 500ml bottle, which can be used to ensure your home is kept safe.
One of the best ways to protect your community is by keeping your distance from others. 2m is the recommended amount of distance.
However, when shopping please do bear in mind that other people would have touched the items you are putting in your basket. It is therefore still very important to use hand sanitiser and practice good hand hygiene in these high-risk areas.