Points of preventing the infection of new coronavirus
1. Characteristics of the infection
80 percent of the people infected did not spread the virus to others.
It is mainly when the following conditions all meet when the infection spreads to others, and sometimes one person spreads the virus to many people.
① Closed spaces（Closed spaces where has bad circulation）
② Crowded place（Places where have many people）
③ Close contact settings（Speaking and doing things where each other’s hands, when stretching the arms, can reach.）
In short, these three elements are the trigger to spread the infection.
2. Points of preventing infections
Most infections are by droplet and contact infection.
If there are people near in places with bad air circulation, even if there are no symptoms such as coughs and sneezes, there is a chance to spread the infection. The points of preventing the spread of the new corona virus and influenza is the same. It is important not to spread the infection to others.
Please keep in mind the following points to prevent the infection.
① Be careful when coughing
Use masks, tissues, handkerchiefs, or the inside of the sleeves when coughing or sneezing, not to spread the infection to others.
② Wash hands with soap frequently
When you can’t wash hands, disinfect your hands.
Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with not washed hands.
Even if you touch things that has virus, you can prevent the infection if you wash your hands.
③ Take care of your health
Take care of your health by getting good nutrition and sleep, so you’ll have immunity to fight the virus even it gets into your body.
④ Take distance between people
Take more than 1m of distance between people, and don’t stay with many people for more than 15 minutes.
Make the air circulate between people. Even if there is enough space between people, the risk of infection will rise if the air is not circulating.
⑤ Make the air circulate
Open 2 windows (If possible, 2 windows on both sides) for a few minutes per time. Ventilation should be done more than every 30 minutes.
When using the air conditioner, use the kitchen or washroom’s ventilation fan the whole time, or use the ventilation system the whole day to ventilate minimally, and not to make big difference of the room temperature.
Contact: Toyohashi Public Health Centre, Health Policy Division
Phone number: 0532-39-9119