"Aerosols Can Travel 10 Metres": Government's New Pointers On Covid

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In an advisory noted by the government it said smaller particles of Aerosols can
travel upto 10 meters. The government has shared a set of ‘easy to follow’ guidelines on how to
fight covid which includes use of double masks, social distancing, well-ventilated spaces, proper
sanitization.
"Stop the Transmission, Crush the Pandemic" was the title of the document. "Always
Remember: People who show no symptoms can also spread the virus," the document appealed
to people to strictly follow the guidelines to stop spreading the virus and to keep oneself and
others safe. The droplets fall within two meters from an infected person, the smaller aerosol
particles get carried in the air up to 10 metres.
Aerosol and droplet transmission:
"Just as smells can be diluted by ventilation, the dangerous concentration of the virus
can be reduced by ensuring that outdoor air flows in," it said.
Surface transmission:
The advisory said, “calling for frequent cleaning of high contact points such as door
handles, light switches, tables, chairs and the floor with disinfectants like bleach and phenyl.”
Wear masks:
"Ideally, surgical mask should be used only once, but when pairing, you can use it up to
5 times by leaving it in a dry place for 7 days after one use (ideally give it some sun exposure),"
it said.

Ventilation at home; work space:
"In buildings with central air-management systems, improving central air filtration
/increased filtration efficiency is especially helpful when enhanced outdoor air delivery options
are limited. In offices, auditoriums, shopping malls etc. use of gable fan systems and roof
ventilators are recommended. Frequent cleaning and replacement of fiters is highly
recommended," the advisory noted.

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