Can novel coronavirus be brought home via shoes?


Rumors said novel coronavirus can be brought home via shoes. 

According to Feng Luzhao, an analyst form Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the novel coronavirus is mainly transmitted by respiratory droplets and direct contact with a patient's body fluids. After the droplets settle to the ground, the amount of virus caught by shoes is very small.

There is no need to disinfect the soles of shoes in daily life, though it's recommended to change shoes at the door when arriving home.