Tips for living in novel coronavirus-infected communities (Part 2)

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Tips for living in novel coronavirus-infected communities (Part 2)

1. How many days could the novel coronavirus stay alive outside the human body?

Studies have found that the virus can remain active for several hours on smooth surfaces such as door handles and elevator buttons. With appropriate temperature and humidity, it may survive for several days. So it is important to wash your hands.

2. Is it possible that the virus sticks to quilts airing on a sunny day?

No, it isn’t. Studies have shown that sunlight can help reduce the activity and   survival time of the virus under dry and hot conditions with good airflow accompanied by ultraviolet light.

3.Why should we keep rooms well ventilated? Will the viruses find their way into the house through airborne dust?

Increased ventilation lowers the concentration of viruses in the indoor air while the concentration of viruses outdoors is in itself relatively low as the viruses are exposed to ultraviolet light in a large and open space.

4. How should I disinfect my clothes at home after going outside?

If you do not contact people exposed to the novel coronavirus, you can change your clothes at appropriate intervals. For extra precautions, you can use alcohol spray to sanitize coats. If not available, use any alcoholic drinks with an ABV between 70%-75%.

5. Are there any other ways to sanitize laundry?

Alternative ways of disinfecting clothes based on information on the SARS virus are as follows:

(1) Put into a dryer at a temperature between 56-75℃ for 30-90 minutes;

(2) Get exposed to an ultraviolet lamp for 60 minutes;

(3) Soak in chlorine disinfectant for 5 minutes;

(4) Air for 3 days outdoors;

(5) Hang-dry in the sunshine for more than 60 minutes.


1. 新冠病毒在体外环境能存活几天?




2. 太阳出来时晒被子,是否有被污染的风险?



3. 为什么要通风?病毒会沾着灰尘飘进家里吗?



4. 外出回家后,怎么对衣物消毒?




5. 除了酒精,还有什么给衣物消毒的方法?








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