The estimated probability of infection of the coronavirus while swimming and on the beach

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The probability of infection of the coronavirus while swimming there. In an interview with “Parlamentskaya Gazeta” warned the doctor of the Crimean Anton Elster, who treated the first patient on the Peninsula with COVID-19.

“If the patient sneezed, spat, and you after it went into the water, and she came to you in the body through the mouth or through the nose, you’ll get it,” — said the doctor. In this regard, he urged to limit contact of mucous membranes with salt water: do not dive and do not swallow the salt water, not to rinse the throat. According to him, after bathing, on the contrary, you should rinse your mouth with clean drinking water.

Estimating the probability of infection on the beach, Elster drew attention to the importance of respect for social distance and a half-two meters. “According to the recommendations of the same CPS at the right distance from each other must be the chairs and couch. And after each user, they must be treated with a disinfectant” — he recalled.

The doctor acknowledged that wearing a mask on the beach it is difficult, however recommended to use personal protective equipment to transport and shops.

In may, scientists at the Institute of biology of southern seas named after Alexander Kovalevsky Russian Academy of Sciences in Sevastopol came to the conclusion that SARS-CoV-2 is poorly preserved in water. In addition, its infectious activity is sharply reduced when heating the water to temperatures that are established at the peak of the swimming season. Also to prevent the spread of infection can of physico-chemical and microbiological processes in contact with viral particles in sea water.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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