Most people protect from hand to mouth infection by wearing face masks, which are not completely protective, as they leave the eyes exposed.
Much like the nose and mouth, eyes contain mucus membranes, which serve as viable avenues for the virus to enter the body.
Health officials insist the best protection against coronavirus is ensuring people have clean hands, accomplished by regular washing or by applying hand sanitiser.
Gloves would logically serve as another viable protection against COVID-19, but health officials say they are most effective in a clinical setting.
Published at Tue, 03 Mar 2020 23:09:00 +0000