One of the myths the WHO is keen to bust is the fact coronavirus cannot be transmitted through goods manufactured in china or any country reporting Covid 19 cases. It states: "Even though the new coronavirus can stay on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days (depending on the type of surface), it is very unlikely that the virus will persist on a surface after being moved, travelled, and exposed to different conditions and temperatures.
"If you think a surface may be contaminated, use a disinfectant to clean it."NAfter touching it, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water, the advice continues. It advises frequently cleaning hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. It adds drying them properly is important, and that hot air hand dryers do not kill the virus. UV lamps should not be used to sterilise hands or other areas of skin as UV radiation can cause skin irritation.
The World health Organisation has reiterated that there is currently no cure to combat the coronavirus but it is accelerating work to find one. The organisation reiterates those infected with the virus should receive appropriate care to relieve and treat symptoms, and those with severe illness should receive optimised supportive care. Some specific treatments are under investigation, and will be tested through clinical trials. WHO is helping to accelerate research and development efforts with a range or partners. It says antibiotics will not work against Covid-19 as they do not help with viruses.
The virus can be spread through droplets which are produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva from the nose.Whilst moquitoes are generally not too much of a concern in the UK, Britons travelling to affected areas where the are more present are advised that they cannot catch the virus through mosquito transmission. It again reiterates advice to avoid people who are showing symptoms of the virus and to wash hands with soap and warm water.