An Effective Way To Prevent Transmission Of The Corona Virus
Hello dock, I want to ask if I work as a cashier at a store, is keeping a distance of 1 meter from the consumer effective enough while diligently washing hands properly? or need to wear a mask? if you need advice from your doctor what types of masks are effective in reducing the risk of transmission at an economical price as well because I know that surgical masks are for 1x use at a price of around 7,000. thank you doc.
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Basically the most effective way to prevent transmission is to stay in your home and not leave the house if you don't have to. If indeed you are required to work, then make sure you just leave the house to work alone, then return home. At your workplace, you must make sure you maintain a safe distance from others (the recommended distance is 1.8-2 meters), do not contact people directly (don't shake hands for example), and as you say, wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer. It is also very important that you should avoid touching your face with your hands, especially if you have not washed them.
Masks are only recommended for use by people who are indeed sick, people who care for the sick, or medical personnel who do work caring for the sick. If you are healthy, you are not advised to use a mask to prevent contracting the disease (because it will not be effective either). Using a mask when you are healthy for the purpose of preventing infection will only make the supply of masks less and people who actually need the masks will not be able to get them. Imagine that people who are sick just can not get a mask and it will transmit the pain to the people around him.
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