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Q: Are higher #temperatures more likely to cause loss of infectivity in #SARSCoV2?

A: @hkumed researchers incubated the virus and observed how long it would take for it to lose infectivity at different temperatures.

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Q: Do different #surfaces affect the time it takes for #SARSCoV2 to lose infectivity?

A: Team from @hkumed tested how long it would take for the virus to lose infectivity on different surfaces.

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Q: Are #disinfectants effective in causing #SARSCoV2 to lose infectivity?

A: @hkumed tested a wide variety of different disinfectants and found that all the following were effective in causing viruses to lose infectivity after 5 minutes of use.

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Q: Can people wear masks while exercising?
A: People should NOT wear masks when exercising as masks may reduce the ability to breathe comfortably.

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Q: Can shoes spread the #COVID19 virus?
A: The likelihood of COVID-19 being spread on shoes and infecting individuals is very low.

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Q: How should I wash fruit and vegetables in the time of #COVID19?
A: Wash them the same way you would in any other circumstances.

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FACT: Spraying and introducing bleach or another disinfectant into your body WILL NOT protect you against #COVID19 and can be dangerous.

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FACT: #COVID19 is caused by a virus. NOT by bacteria.

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Q: Can shoes spread #COVID19?

A: The likelihood of COVID-19 being spread on shoes and infecting individuals is very low.

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We are working determinedly to bring forth medical solutions that could bring an end to the #coronavirus pandemic.

Here’s Kathrin Jansen, our Head of Vaccine Research & Development, with answers to some of your biggest questions about a potential #COVID19Vaccine:
Q: What is the thinking behind your #clinicaltrial program for #COVID19?

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KJ: Researchers and scientists around the world are working to develop a potential vaccine, and different groups are using different methods. At Pfizer, we’re collaborating with @BioNTech_Group to focus on a technology called mRNA.
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Spraying or introducing bleach or another disinfectant into your body WILL NOT protect you against #COVID19 and can be dangerous.

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FACT: #COVID19 IS NOT transmitted through houseflies

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Exposing yourself to the sun or to temperature higher than 25C degrees DOES NOT prevent nor cure #COVID19

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Have questions about #COVID19?

Find answers on WHO WhatsApp service!
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Once subscribed, you will receive notifications with the latest news & information on #COVID19

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Get your questions on #COVID19 answered via Facebook @messenger.

Get connected here messenger.com/t/WHO

OR

go to WHO Facebook page
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Q: Are disinfectants effective in causing #SARS_COV_2 to lose infectivity?

A: The @hkumed team tested a wide variety of different disinfectants and found that all the following were effective in causing viruses to lose infectivity after 5 minutes of use. #COVID19 #KnowTheFacts Image
For more on the study by Professor Leo Poon, Professor Malik Peiris of @hkumed & others.

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Q: Do different surfaces affect the time it takes for #SARSCOV2 to lose infectivity?

A: @hkumed tested how long it would take for the virus to lose infectivity on different surfaces. #COVID19

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Q: Are higher temperatures more likely to cause loss of infectivity in #SARS_COV_2?

A: The team at @hkumed incubated the virus and observed how long it would take for it to lose infectivity at different temperatures. #COVID19 #KnowTheFacts
Q: Do different surfaces have an effect on the amount of time it takes for #SARS_COV_2 to lose infectivity?

A: The team @hkumed tested how long it would take for the virus to lose infectivity on different surfaces. #COVID19 #KnowTheFacts
Q: Are disinfectants effective in causing #SARS_COV_2 to lose infectivity?

A: The @hkumed team tested a wide variety of different disinfectants and found that all the following were effective in causing viruses to lose infectivity after 5 minutes of use. #COVID19 #KnowTheFacts
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FACT: Being able to hold your breath for 10 seconds or more without coughing or feeling discomfort DOES NOT mean you are free from the #coronavirus disease or any other lung disease.

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FACT: Drinking alcohol DOES NOT protect you against #COVID19 and can be dangerous.

Frequent or excessive alcohol consumption can increase your risk of health problems.

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FACT: You can recover from #COVID19.
Catching the new #coronavirus DOES NOT mean you will have it for life.

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LIVE: Daily media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros #coronavirus pscp.tv/w/cS_HPzI2MTAy…
"Today I want to start by saying thank you to our colleagues in the media. As providers of information, you play a vital role in the response to #COVID19"-@DrTedros #coronavirus #KnowTheFacts
"The fight against rumours and misinformation is a vital part of the battle against this #coronavirus. We rely on you to make sure people have accurate information about the threat they face, and how to protect themselves and others"-@DrTedros #COVID19 #KnowTheFacts
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What type of disinfectant can I use to wipe down surfaces to protect against COVID-19?

If a surface is dirty, first wipe it down with regular household soap or detergent and rinse with water.

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@WHO @WHOPhilippines @WHO_Mongolia @takeshi_kasai @DrTedros @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOThailand @WHOTimorLeste Q: How do I ensure clothes and bed linen don’t spread novel coronavirus?

A: Don’t carry dirty linen or clothes against your body. Wash them in hot water (between 60-90°C) with laundry detergent or soap.

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Q: Does smoking have an effect on the new coronavirus #COVID19?

A: Smoking does not protect against COVID-19. 

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FACT: Cold weather and snow cannot kill the new #coronavirus

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@WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @pahowho FACT: The risk of being infected with the new #coronavirus by touching coins, banknotes, credit cards and other objects, is very low bit.ly/COVID19Mythbus…

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@WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @pahowho FACT: The new coronavirus cannot be transmitted through mosquito bites
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Live with @DrTedros on health security from the @MunSecConf. #MSC2020 pscp.tv/w/cRfw6TI2MTAy…
@DrTedros @MunSecConf Yesterday I was in Kinshasa, in #DRC, meeting with the President & other senior ministers to review progress against the #Ebola outbreak & to work together on a plan to strengthen 🇨🇩’s health system so that it never sees another outbreak like this again”-@DrTedros at #MSC2020
@DrTedros @MunSecConf "I’d like to thank the 🇨🇩 President for his leadership & for his vision of a healthier & safer #DRC"-@DrTedros at #MSC2020
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Q: Are antibiotics effective in preventing and treating the new #coronavirus (2019-nCoV)?
A: No, antibiotics do not work against viruses, only bacteria.
The 2019-nC0V is a virus and, therefore, antibiotics should not be used as a means of prevention or treatment.
@WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO Q: Does the new #coronavirus (2019-nC0V) affect older people, or are younger people also susceptible?
A: People of all ages can be infected by the virus.
Older people & those with pre-existing medical conditions appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus
@WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO Q: Can pets at home spread the new #coronavirus (2019-nCoV)?
A: At present, there is no evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs, cats can be infected with the virus.
However, it is always a good idea to wash your hands with soap and water after contact with pets
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