Nurse’s advice on how to avoid coronavirus and cleaning your jewellery is key
Coronavirus is sweeping the UK, along with the rest of the world, with 280 people now testing positive for the bug in Britain.
Tragically, three people in Britain have now died from coronavirus as 23,000 have now been tested throughout the UK.
The remaining Six Nations rugby matches have been axed until later in the year while airlines cancel flights to infected areas.
In Italy, deaths from the virus increased by 57 per cent, from 233 to 366 in just one day – putting 16 million people in Northern Italy on lockdown.
More than 80 countries are now affected by the outbreak, with 110,000 people testing positive for coronavirus and 3,800 confirmed deaths.
Now, a nurse in Australia has shared her advice on how to reduce the spread of the virus.
The care worker who is currently travelling around Japan with her fiancé, admits she's a bit of a "clean freak" and that hand hygiene is very important to her – which makes sense considering her profession.
She said: "My dirty outdoor clothes and bags don't touch the bed", The Sun reports.
What may seem like such a 'normal' thing to do, will actually contaminate your bed with all of the germs that your clothes or bag have picked up throughout the day.
She also cleans any jewellery she's worn that day with disinfectant or antiseptic wipes before putting them back on.
She said: "Who knows what's been jammed in those little creases?"
"So, no matter how often you wash your hands – 20 seconds to the lyrics of the Happy Birthday song – you'll effectively be rolling around in all that grime you've been trying to avoid all day, or letting it build-up in all of your rings – gross."
The nurse also said that she wipes down public toilet seats with tissue and her hand sinitiser before using them.
Other advice includes avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands and avoiding close contact with people who are unwell is also advised.
If you have returned from any of the infected areas since February 19 and develop even mild symptoms you should make sure you self-isolate for 14 days.
This means people need to remain at home and not go to work, school or any public places.
They should avoid having visitors but friends, family and delivery drivers can drop off food and leave it on their doorstep.
People should also avoid public transport or taxis.
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