CoronaViruses (nCoV) Can Spread Man To Man Within 15 Minutes

Hanima Anand |Jan 31, 2020

According to the NSW Australia healthcare department, coronaviruses can spread between people who come in contact with infectious person within 15 minutes to 2 hours, even when you just stay in the same closed space with victim.

CoronaViruses transmission: from 15 minutes to 2 hours

On January 30th, the healthcare department of New South Wales, Australia has issued documents to inform their people of the dangerous coronaviruses (also known as 2019-nCoV) which have spread to 18 countries and regions in the world.

Coronavirus spread map issued by WHO on Jan 30

According to this government source, the man-to-man spread of coronaviruses often occur when people have contact with the infectious patient in certain types. The minimum time this virus can be transmitted via this way is estimated to be 15 minutes for close contact, which means face-to-face conversations.

When people stay with the infectious person in the same closed space for 2 hours (house, office, classroom, etc), the coronavirus spread from man to man can also occur. The longer they stay with each other, the more likely they are infected.

Similar to MERS or SARS, Coronaviruses can spread mainly via respiratory droplets when an ill person coughs or sneezes. One can also get affected if accidentally touch objects that have these droplets.

An important notice is even when the infectious person hasn’t had any symptom yet, the coronaviruses might still be transmitted during the incubation period.

>>> Check for Coronavirus Symptoms In Human And Pets You Must Take Notice Of

How to protect yourself from CoronaViruses spreading to India

Anyone who come in contact with a confirmed case or a possibly infectious victim, either before or after he or she develops pneumonia symptoms, must isolate themselves for at least 14 days for symptoms to present.

Wash hands with soap and wear mask when going outdoor to avoid n-CoV

Meanwhile, the general public are advised to follow these hygiene practices to protect yourselves:

  • Clean your hands carefully with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand wash, for at least 20 seconds
  • Cover nose and mouth with tissue when coughing and sneezing. Put tissue in the garbage can after that.
  • Avoid contact with those having cold-like or flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, sneeze, shortness of breath)
  • Wear face mask when travelling to public places.

You had better avoid public transports or public places where the chances of coronavirus spread are higher.

Should you have any symptom like much coughing, fever, sneezing, chest pain or shortness of breath, please contact the nearest medical center for timely support.

National Health Helpline of India: 1800-180-1104.

>>> Read details at: How To Avoid Coronavirus In India: Tips For Effective Prevention

Statistics on CoronaVirus cases in India & in the world.

Updated on March 10th, there are over 114,500 infectious people all over the world, in which more than 4,000 victims are dead. India has also confirmed 46 ill patients in many states, who are all isolated in medical facilities.

Areas with the highest positive cases are Chinese mainland, Italy, Iran and Korea.

People of different countries rushing to buy masks to prevent CoronaViruses spread will update more information on coronavirus and how to stop its spread. Check our website daily to protect yourself and your beloved.

Meanwhile, let's listen to this song on fighting Coronaviruses to see how the world is dealing with it!

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