By THE NATION
Dr Thiravat Hema-chudha offered the information via Facebook on Thursday (April 30), explaining that the virus is spread by droplets emitted from an infected person’s nose and/or mouth. These droplets can then be transferred – through touch or the air – and enter the body of another person through their eyes, nose or mouth.
In enclosed or unventilated spaces, droplets from an infected person will remain airborne for long periods, eventually coming to rest on people’s faces, bodies and clothes. The droplets can also be transferred to surfaces, where they remain a potent source of infection for many hours.
The infection occurs when a healthy individual comes into contact with the viral droplets and transfers them to his or her face.
The doctor concluded by saying that the best protection against the virus was to avoid touching your face unless you have first washed your hands.