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Disinfection and COVID-19 FAQ

Date:Dec 17, 2020

Can UV germicidal lamps be used on our skin?

UV radiation can cause skin irritation and damage your eyes.

Cleaning your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or washing your hands with soap and water are the most effective ways to remove the virus.

FACT: Ultra-violet (UV) lamps should not be used to disinfect hands or other areas of your skin

But for far excimer 222nm lamp, it is not harmful for human body while being used for disinfection.

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Can the COVID-19 virus be spread through mosquito bites?

To date there has been no information nor evidence to suggest that the new coronavirus couldansmitted by mosquitoes. The new coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose. To protect yourself, clean your hands frequently with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Also, avoid close contact with anyone who is coughing and sneezing.


Do Vaccines against pneumonia protect against the COVID-19 virus?

Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) vaccine, do not provide protection against the new coronavirus.

The virus is so new and different that it needs its own vaccine. Researchers are trying to develop a vaccine against COVID-19, and WHO is supporting their efforts.

Although these vaccines are not effective against COVID-19, vaccination against respiratory illnesses is highly recommended to protect your health.


Does water or swimming transmit the COVID-19 virus?

The COVID-19 virus does not transmit through water while swimming. However, the virus spreads between people when someone has close contact with an infected person. 

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Avoid crowds and maintain at least a 1-metre distance from others, even when you are swimming or at swimming areas. Wear a mask when you’re not in the water and you can’t stay distant. Clean your hands frequently, cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue or bent elbow, and stay home if you’re unwell.





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