People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic although some spread might be possible before people show symptoms.
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
How to fight COVID-19?
World Health Organisation (WHO) and scientists have not been successful in finding the treatment of this new strain of the coronavirus yet. The only way to curb the growth of the virus is by taking necessary precautions.
To decrease the number of transmissions it is recommended to stay home and avoid large gatherings. When in public stay at least 10 meters away from other people. If you’re coughing or sneezing, wear a protective mask.
Wash your hands
Regular soap and water clean germs away rather than killing them, but that’s still a key step in reducing infection, the CDC points out. Washing your hands with soap and water is one of the main recommendations for limiting the spread of the novel coronavirus since it seems to spread primarily from person to person via respiratory droplets, which are often found on our hands and easily transferred to our faces. Again, wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer / disinfect.
Use essential oils
Take care of yourself and your home. Inhaling essential oils would improve the health of your circulatory and respiratory system and the air indor.
Thyme, oregano, melaleuca, eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, clove, cinnamon, rosemary, geranium, lemon, orange are natural disinfectants and have antiviral properties. While tea tree oil and eucalyptus control the virus that causes cold sores, there is no evidence yet that it can kill coronaviruses.
Natural compounds of these volatile oils like limonene, thymol, carvacrol, geraniol, linalool santalol etc. can kill or stifle the growth of bacteria and fungi. Most EO’s have a more powerful effect on Gram-positive bacteria than Gram-negative species. Phenolic compounds of EO’s allow them to easily penetrate the hydrophobic molecules of the bacteria cell wall. At low concentrations, they can interfere with enzymes involved in production of energy, and at higher concentrations, they can denature proteins.
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General disinfecting guidelines:
The CDC recommends the use of detergent or soap and water on dirty surfaces before disinfection.
If someone in your home is sick with flu-like symptoms, consider regularly disinfecting objects in your home since SARS-CoV-2 has been shown to survive for 16 hours on plastics.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends daily disinfection for frequently touched surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. Hydrogen peroxide can be used as-is or diluted to 0.5% concentration for effective use against coronaviruses on surfaces.
Whatever cleaning solution you use, let it remain in contact with the surface long enough to kill viruses and other pathogens. The time needed will depend on the chemical. The main component of sanitizers is alcohol. Solutions of 70% alcohol should be left on surfaces for 30 seconds to ensure they will kill viruses. Pure (100%) alcohol evaporates too quickly for this purpose.
CAUTION WHILE DISINFECTING!
Don’t use different cleaning agents at the same time. Some household chemicals, if mixed, can create dangerous and poisonous gases. Don’t use bleach.
It disinfects but it’s also a potential hazard to human health, capable of not only irritating sensitive tissue in the eyes, skin, mouth, and throat but also contributing to long-term respiratory problems like asthma.
Bleach can also be hazardous to pets, wildlife, and ecological health.
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