The importance of washing hands
The main preventive measure is hand washing . From the World Health Organization (WHO), they remember that washing your hands frequently with soap and water or with an alcohol-based disinfectant gel is an effective measure because the virus "dies" if it is on your hands. From the WHO it is recommended to dedicate between 40 and 60 seconds.
Be careful with your hands!
A virus does not affect if it gets on the skin, to infect a person it must enter their body. The problem is that with our hands we touch infected surfaces and then our face, as well as our mouth , our eyes. and the nose They have holes and serve as an entrance for viruses . That's why you have to try to touch your face with your hands as little as possible . It's also best to avoid contact greetings, such as shaking hands, giving a hug, or kissing.
The coronavirus can survive on objects and surfaces for hours or days, depending on the material and environmental conditions. Our skin , for example, is a Ideal surface for viruses . Hence the importance of wash hands several times a day and avoid touching surfaces that are exposed to many people: doorknobs, railings, elevator buttons...