Those infected with COVID-19 shed the virus via their saliva droplets and, some 50% of carriers also shed the virus in their faeces.
Often the virus is not contracted through direct contact with an infected person, the infection comes via a contaminated surface and this is why cleaning is such an important part of the fight against Coronavirus. It is believed that touching surface infected with COVID-19 results in the virus remaining on the hands for a subsequent 19 touches. This means picking the virus up from one surface could see it transferred to a further 19 surface.
And the COVID-19 virus is tougher than your average virus. On the Ruby Princess cruise ship, for example, the virus was found in the stateroom of an infected passenger 18 days after the passenger had been removed from the ship.
ACWA’s OHS Consultants at Eastman Lynch have just released a paper on the essentials on cleaning for the COVID-19 virus. Members can download the paper from the Member’s Only area of the ACWA Website https://acwa.net.au/members/#myaccount