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How far can the coronavirus spread through the air?

How far can the coronavirus spread through the air?

Virus-laden small (<5 μm) aerosolized droplets can remain in the air and travel long distances, >1 m.

What kind of virus is the COVID-19 virus?

Like many other viruses, SARS-CoV-2 is an RNA virus. This means that, unlike in humans and other mammals, the genetic material for SARS-CoV-2 is encoded in ribonucleic acid (RNA). The viral RNA is sneaky: its features cause the protein synthesis machinery in humans to mistake it for RNA produced by our own DNA.

Does smoking increase the risk of getting COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a respiratory viral infection that affects the lungs and airways. There is strong evidence that smoking tobacco is generally associated with an increased risk of developing respiratory viral infections.Smoking causes damage to the lungs and airways and harms the immune system, reducing your ability to fight infection. Smoking also involves repetitive hand-to-face movements, which increase the risk of viruses entering the body.This means that if you smoke, you generally have an increased risk of contracting respiratory infections, such as COVID-19

Can COVID-19 cause pneumonia?

Pneumonia is swelling (inflammation) of the tissue in one or both lungs. It’s usually caused by a bacterial infection. It can also be caused by a virus, such as coronavirus (COVID-19).

Can chloroquine treat COVID-19?

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are not licensed to treat COVID-19 related symptoms or prevent infection

Does the coronavirus belong to a family of viruses?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses with some causing less-severe disease, such as the common cold, and others causing more severe disease such as Middle East respiratory syndrome ( MERS ) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome ( SARS ) coronaviruses.

What to do if we get in contact with unwell people during COVID-19 pandemic?

People who may have been in contact with a person who has become unwell should wash their hands thoroughly after the interaction, but they do not need to take any other specific action unless they develop symptoms themselves or are advised to do so by NHS Test and Trace. If they do develop symptoms they should follow the stay at home guidance..

Are COVID-19 tests 100% reliable?

No test is 100% reliable, even those who meet regulatory standards for performance and safety. The results are also only relevant to that sample at that point in time..

What should I do if my staff or customer has tested positive for COVID-19?

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