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COVID-19: Dismissing some fads

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Knowing the facts about coronavirus and COVID-19 is key to being properly prepared and protecting yourself and your loved ones.

Unlike popular views, COVID-19 can actually, be transmitted easily in areas of hot and humid climates. Experts advise that you adopt protective measures if you live in, or travel to any area reporting COVID-19. Best way to protection against COVID-19 is by frequently keeping your hands clean.

By doing this, you eliminate viruses that may be on your hands and avoid infections that you can contract by touching your eyes, mouth and nose.

Cold weather and snow cannot kill the virus.

There is no reason to believe that cold weather can kill the virus. The normal human body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of external temperature or weather.

The most effective way to protect yourself against the new coronavirus is by frequently cleaning your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or washing them with soap and water.

Taking a hot bath does not prevent COVID-19

Taking a hot bath will not prevent you from catching COVID-19. Your normal body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the temperature of your bath or shower.

Actually, taking a hot bath with extremely hot water can be harmful, as it can burn you. The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by frequently cleaning your hands. By doing this you eliminate viruses that may be on your hands and avoid infection that could occur by touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.

Coronavirus cannot be transmitted through mosquito bites.

To date, there has been no information or evidence to suggest that the new coronavirus could be transmitted by mosquitoes.

The new coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose.

To protect yourself, wash your hands frequently under running water with soap or clean it with an alcohol-based hand rub sanitizer Also, avoid close contact with anyone who is coughing and sneezing.

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