How to Stay Healthy and Prevent COVID-19

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There has been a lot of talk about keeping your phone clean, but what about your hand?

According to Dscout, the average person touches their phone for two hours a day.

These gadgets are used to store pictures, send emails and scroll through social media, but they also harbour a lot ofbacteria.

Experts warn that our phones can be a breeding ground for many different types ofbacteria. It has been said that our phones have more germs than a toilet seat. If you touch our face, you can get all the germs on us.

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But can it lead to an infection?

Microbiologist and author of The Germ Code, Jason Tetro, told Global News that there are microbes on your phone. Unless you have a habit of licking your phone, you should be fine.

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Tetro said that cellphone users should be more cautious about their phones.

He previously told Global News that when you move to a virus it gets sketchier.

He said that you can pick up that on your hand and put it in your mouth and nose to increase your chance of getting an illness. He said that Staphbacteria can make its way into your eyes, nose and mouth.

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The Health IQ newsletter contains the latest coronaviruses updates.

The novel coronaviruses are aviruses and they are transmitted through droplets from coughing or sneezing.

Dr. Isaac Bogoch, infectious diseases specialist with the University of Toronto and the University Health Network, told Global News that they know how it is transmitted.

We know that it can stick to surfaces for a while, but we don’t know how long it will last on the surface.

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The World Health Organization officials said studies on this question were ongoing.

Tetro said it was best to wash your hands disinfecting wand, clean your phone and not take your phone into the bathroom in order to avoid getting sick from the germs on your phone. He recommends cleaning your phone at least twice a day.

If you forget, set alarm on your device.

How to clean your phone

Tetro recommends using an alcohol wipe. He said that if you are in a crunch, you can put hand sanitizer on a cloth and wipe it down.

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If you are worried about damaging your phone, you can lightly dampen a lint-free cloth or microfiber cloth with a mix of 60 per cent water and 40 per cent rubbing alcohol. The cotton swab should be moistened for hard-to-reach places.

Water and electronics don’t mix, so make sure to not spray anything on your device.

Here is a list of cases across the provinces.

Apple recommends using a 70 per cent alcohol wipe for products like the iPhone.

When needed, the internet search engine suggests using ordinary household soap or cleaning wipes.

Users are encouraged to wash their hands every time they cough, sneeze, eat and use the bathroom to reduce the likelihood of passing on their germs to their smart devices.

Keep washing your hands

Public health officials in Canada, the U.S. and the WHO recommend washing your hands regularly to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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The Canadian government says that you can stay healthy and prevent the spread of infections by washing your hands frequently.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says that people can prevent COVID-19 from spreading by washing their hands frequently, staying home when sick and covering coughs and sneezes.

Other suggestions include coughing and sneezing into your elbow and avoiding touching your face.

The WHO advises people to keep a distance of at least three feet from a person who is coughing or sneezing.

The organization says that when someone coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth.

The coronaviruses was first identified in China in December. The outbreak in China has begun to level off, but it seems the virus has spread around the world and is still going strong.

Unsure about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know.

The risk for Canadians is very low, but health officials caution against travel to affected areas. If you travel to these places, they recommend you to check to see if you develop symptoms and to contact public health authorities.

It’s similar to a cold or flu, with symptoms including a cough and difficulty breathing. Some people can develop a more serious illness. Older adults and people with chronic medical conditions are at risk.

Experts recommend coughing and hand washing to prevent the spread of the virus. Stay at home if you get sick.

Global News has coverage of COVID-19.

— With files from Global News’ Katie Dangerfield

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