10 misconceptions people believe about novel coronavirus
Published on February 1, 2020 at 00.01
A series of tweets from the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control of Vancouver in Canada cleared many misconceptions that people may hold about how the novel coronavirus is transmitted. (Photos: Reuters, Twitter)
Many believe that just a single cell of the virus is enough to make you ill.
People often believe that the virus is airborne.
Casual contact has been cited as one of the ways coronavirus is transmitted.
The risk of transmission is very low in the case of accidentally touching the remnants of a sneeze.
The common belief is that as soon as you touch something that has infected droplets, you will immediately fall sick.
Skin-to-skin contact is not ho the virus is transmitted.
Wearing a mask is one of the ways people often try to protect themselves from coronavirus.
Although it is a popular method of control, masks may not actually be a good way to protect yourself.
Just wearing a mask is not enough to reduce the chances of catching the virus.
It is important to not get other people sick if you are experiencing some symptoms.