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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How do you prevent the spread of the coronavirus?

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    Dr Amandeep Hansra

    GP (General Practitioner)

    The virus is spread through close contact with an infected person, contact with droplets from an infected person's sneeze or cough or touching surfaces or objects that have cough or sneeze droplets on them (from an infected person) and then touching your mouth or face. Most COVID-19 cases appear to be spread from people who have symptoms.To avoid getting the virus, it is important to wash your hands regularly with soap and water, avoid touching your mouth and face, avoid close contact with those who are sick, cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw your tissue away. If you have a confirmed diagnosis, it is important to isolate yourself to prevent spread.

    The main concern with COVID-19 is the possibility that the virus can be spread prior to people showing symptoms. This is not thought to be the main way the virus is transmitted but it does show us how easily COVID-19 can be spread.

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